A number of tourists have reported the sighting of a Canadian Moose on the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, in Guanacaste Costa Rica.
George Robertson, from Toronto Ontario Canada, who is an avid amateur Moose Hunter in Canada confirms having recognized the animal on the Costa Rican Volcano.
Officials at the Minae, which is the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia de Costa Rica (Ministry of Environment and Energy) have been puzzled by the appearance and presence of such an animal on the Volcano and do confirm that this form of wildlife has never been recorded before in the history of Central America.
Minae officials seriously wonder, if and how, the Canadian Moose will be able to cohabit with the famous Howler Monkeys and other exotic animals in Costa Rica.
The Moose typically inhabit Boreal forests and temperate broadleaf and mixed forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. It is therefore incomprehensible that such an animal could make its way to Costa Rica and survive in the dry and tropical climate of Costa Rica.
Government Agents in Costa Rica do advise the population that hunting the Canadian Moose in Costa Rica will not be allowed – contrary to Canada – because all form of animal hunting is prohibited in the land of Pura Vida.
Although more and more Canadians do come to Costa Rica to visit each year, Yves Malette, a Canadian who owns and operates Costour a tour operation company in Costa Rica – assures that the newly migrated Moose will not take away the beauty of the presence of the Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Sloths and Scarlet Macaws of Costa Rica. Malette concludes by humorously stating ”Pura Vida and Happy April Fool’s Day 2017!”