Nueva temporada – Equipo Ciclista

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Loro Parque presenta la nueva temporada de su Equipo Ciclista Loro Parque -Siam Park Los Silos Natural que, tras más de 17 años, continúa apostando por este deporte sano, familiar y respetuoso con el medioambiente. Este 2015 el equipo se marca como objetivo intentar continuar con los éxitos deportivos de las pasadas temporadas, y con la incorporación de nuevas promesas del ciclismo canario. Destacando un nuevo reto en tierras peninsulares para esta temporada con la participación en la Vuelta a Andalucia de MTB.

Resaltar que el equipo ha renovado con sus principales patrocinadores para esta temporada, Loro Parque, Siam Park y el Ayuntamiento de Los Silos. Además de contará con el apoyo Coinsa Canarias, Fred Olsen, Fuente Alta, AgroCanarias, Canarias Explosivos, Cupalma, Multiópticas Orotava además de la nueva incorporación de Antonio Afonso- Glasidur.

Para esta temporada cuenta con un bloque cohesionado de ciclistas, ya que hay tres Campeones de Canarias en diferentes modalidades, y el Campeón Absoluto de la Copa Cabildo 2014. Donde su jefe de filas será nuevamente Vicente González (Campeón Copa Cabildo 2014), escoltado por Jacob Reyes (Campeón de Canarias de Marathon 2013), Manuel de León (Campeón de Canarias Marathon 2014) y Juan Carlos Delgado (Campeón Canarias de MTB-XC 2014).

DSC_3103_blog Pero lo más destacable para la actual temporada es la incorporación al equipo de tres junior con gran proyección, una apuesta por el futuro, con los fichajes de Sergio Alonso Febles, Carlos Hernández del Pino y Cristian Hernández González (Campeón de Canarias de Ruta cadete 2014), con el objetivo de realizar una destacada campaña en Canarias, ya que en verano se trasladarán a tierras vascas para competir en las filas del equipo ciclista vizcaíno del Sopelana Txirrindulari KTZ.

El equipo lo completan Eduardo Megolla, y el incombustible Adriano Cordovés (Campeón de Canarias M40 de XC 2014) que estarán principalmente centrados en la modalidad de mountain bike. Y la plantilla se completa con Jorge de León, Rubén Amador, Taghoter Vargas, Sergio Alonso, Yacomar García, Francisco Martín, Nano Negrín, Javier Muñoz, Humberto Martín, Jose Mora, Manolo Etayo, Andrés Borges, Vicente Amaro, Iván Saiz y la fémina Mª del Cristo Pérez. Todos ellos dirigidos por Luis González Méndez y Humberto Velázquez.

Además en su proyecto deportivo, cabe destacar la participación en la Vuelta a Andalucía de MTB a finales del mes de mayo y la Cicloturista Loro Parque Siam Park en primer fin de semana de octubre.

Job Offer – Curator of fish and invertebrates

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We are looking, to join our team, for a curator of fish and invertebrates with the following profile:
  • Qualification: Biologist.
  • Extensive experience in aquariums.
  • Knowledge and experience of filtration systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of quality control of water.
  • Qualification in diving.
  • Experience and skills in team management.
  • High level of spanish and english.
Interested parties may send a curriculum vitae with photo to <dir.personal@loroparque.com>.

Valentine’s Day

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As spring approaches days are getting longer and people are looking for excuses to celebrate love, the animals of Loro Parque also are honouring Saint Valentine and so the courtship stage begins. To help assist the courtship, their carers are preparing unusual ways of presenting their food and enriching their habitat. Cupid comes to all and curious indeed are the courtship behaviours that the different species show with greater intensity at this time of year. Some prepare their nests, others perform their rituals and demonstrations of strength, while the tortoises are more romantic with their slow “pampering and cuddling” to delight all visitors to the most beautiful park in the Canary Islands.

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Loro Parque Statement

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Loro Parque rejects any type of animal training practice suggested in the video released by Animal Naturalis and is convinced that Marineland Mallorca is considered to be a prestigious organization, which would never allow this type of practice or attitude towards the animals. In this respect, and without entering into the veracity of the images, Loro Parque distances itself totally from this form of training, which would never be permitted in our organization. Our animals are trained exclusively by means of positive reinforcement are treated with absolute love and respect.

With the same forcefulness, Loro Parque condemns any type of practice and treatment of animals which does not comply with the principal standard of care based on respect and love towards any living being that is under human care and, for this reason, makes public its absolute disagreement with the forms and style of training perpetrated by those zoos that do not meet these premises.

Loro Parque has therefore been in contact with the relevant professional organizations (AIZA and EAAM) to check the truthfulness of the complaint and, in the event of it being true, that they take appropriate disciplinary action. A zoo that would allow such treatment of dolphins, or any other animal under its care, should not be part of the professional associations that seek excellence in education, research, conservation and animal welfare.

Loro Parque has always been extremely diligent in complying with the regulations in force for zoos in relation to the care of animals and the protocols of care and safety, and has never exercised any type of physical or psychological abuse of its animals. For this reason it was the first zoo in the world to obtain the Animal Embassy certificate, awarded by the Institute for Responsible Tourism (linked to UNESCO), in addition to the ISO 9000, EMAS and ISO 14000 certificates which evaluate environmental quality.

Environmental education

Each year 700 million people visit zoos around the world, which have evolved to become effective tools for the conservation of nature. In this sense the EU Zoos Directive is intended to promote the most positive activities of zoos to raise their beneficial effect on the conservation of biodiversity, through the actions of environmental education, conservation and research.

In Loro Parque, animal presentations are part of the tools of awareness and education. In the more than 1,000 educational impact surveys that are conducted randomly each year, visitors to Loro Parque show a great fondness for the animals and the vast majority are surprised by the intelligence of the animals and the great variety of behaviours that they show.