Since it is an old lion, Kivú will be moved to a new place, where it will live with better conditions.
Fundazoo must build, within two months, the new structure in Santa Ana Conservation Center, which will meet the standards Kivú needs and deserves.
On July 12th, a report was filed. It was denounced that Kivú was in terrible conditions. At that time, photographs of the African lion were showed: it was dehydrated, it lacked of appetite, it was very thin and in a very small cage, as informed the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE).
A deadline was set for Fundazoo to make the necessary changes before putting the lion at greater risk. However, this organization appealed and argued that it does not have the financial resources to build the structure. While this is happening, Kivú continues in the same narrow cage that keeps it depressed.
In response, MINAE and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) stressed that they found no legal or technical basis for the above reasons. As consequence, the case was finally closed.
To guarantee Kivú’s welfare, the State will monitor and assure the compliance of the order and timing through MINAE-SINAC and MAG-SENASA, that have the inalienable duty to exercise control and supervision over any wild life, including those run by Fundazoo.