Visit from Students of Veterinary Medicine of ULPGC

This Saturday, 21st of May, Loro Parque opened its door for 25 students who are in their first year of studying veterinary medicine at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canary and came to Tenerife to get to know the daily work of our professional veterinaries that guarantee the health of all animals in Loro Parque. The visit was guided by Javier Almunia, the director of environmental affairs at Loro Parque Fundación. The students of veterinary medicine could visit Continue reading

Job Announcement: Director of Loro Parque Fundación

The organization The Loro Parque Fundación (LPF) is a private foundation, created in 1994 and legally registered in Spain as a charitable-status entity. It is a conservation NGO, and member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – IUCN. Its HQ is located at Loro Parque in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Although it has no national or regional branches, it operates at international level and is represented in many countries through its project partnerships with organisations in those Continue reading

Statement of AIZA about the announcement of SeaWorld

The Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquariums defends the principle of reproduction of wild animals under human care. AIZA respects the corporate decisions of all members of our zoological and aquarium community. We are fully aware of the pressure that some lobby groups have been exerting on many companies and zoological institutions. The positive role that the zoos and aquariums have been playing in the conservation of biological diversity during more than one century has been only possible because of Continue reading

Policeman from international exchange programme

This Wednesday, 11th of May 2016, Loro Parque participated in project which is unique in Spain – the international exchange programme STAR where a group of policemen from the United States and Germany met on Tenerife to share experiences with their colleagues of the local police station and give important information to the society. At the same time the officers made use of their stay on the island to explore the Loro Parque, the best zoo in Europe and second Continue reading

Educational visit by students from Netherlands

On May 9th 34 students of Animal Management from the Groenhorst College in the Netherlands, accompanied by their professors, visited Loro Parque. During their visit, they were able to get directly informed about the important role of the modern zoo as an embassy for wild animals. The group of students was particularly interested in the work carried out by Loro Parque with the orcas at OrcaOcean, where they received a backstage tour accompanied by the zoological director of Loro Parque, Continue reading

Partido Popular Eurodeputies

Once again, Loro Parque opens its doors to those interested in learning about the scientific and environmental labour realized by the park and its foundation. On this occasion, the Spanish delegation of the Partido Popular (People’s Party) in the European Parliament, which is in the Canary Islands for a series of meetings with local institutions and organisations, visited the #1 Zoo in Europe and #2 in the World according to TripAdvisor. During their visit to the facilities of Loro Parque Continue reading

EU-Workshop at Nuremberg Zoo

Original source: Tiergarten Nürnberg | EU-Workshop im Tiergarten (4 May 2016) On Wednesday, 4th of May, the first expert conference was hosted by Nuremberg Zoo about Animal Welfare Indicators under the aegis of the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” which was represented by intergroup chairman, Czech deputy of the European Parliament, Pavel Poc. The European Office of Nuremberg has offered the highlights of the accomplishments of this event. The following members of the international association of zoos Continue reading

Consul-Cremer-Preis 2016 Award

Mr. Wolfgang Kiessling, president and founder of Loro Parque & Loro Parque Fundación, has been awarded the Consul-Cremer-Prize 2016 in recognition of his strong background and extensive experience in conservation and breeding of birds. The ceremony took place on April 16 at the annual meeting of the association of aviculture VereinigungfürArtenschutz, Vogelhaltung und Vogelzucht (AZ) in the German town of Harsewinkel. This prestigious organization, founded in 1920, focuses its work on research, preservation and reproduction of birds, and has become Continue reading

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