Loro Parque fulfils the dream of German paratriathlete Markus

This week, Loro Parque welcomed the German paratriathlete Markus Häusling, a renowned sportsman in his country who has a professional sporting career full of successes. Some recognitions stand out among his award, as the Silver Medal in Middle Distance d<uring the European Championship 2014 and the ninth position in the World Championship 2013. One of his dreams –attending Rio 2016 Olympic Games– crumbled due to the worsening of his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Loro Parque decided to make his dream Continue reading

First personality test on orcas

Once again, Loro Parque –the best zoo in Europe and the second on the planet according to TripAdvisor– has become a world leader in research after receiving the first personality test performed to orcas. This pioneering project was developed by biologist and primatologist Yulán Úbeda, who recently presented the study at Loro Parque facilities. The document features a qualitative study of personality, welfare and happiness of the orcas through a series of questionnaires given to the trainers, researchers and audiovisual Continue reading

Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma

Loro Parque received the visit from Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma, footballer in Chelsea FC and the Spanish National Football Team, who is on holidays in his native land to enjoy a very special family day in the best zoo in Europe and the second in the world, according to TripAdvisor. During his visit, he could enjoy the majestic orcas in OrcaOcean, learn about the exhibitions with our Discovery Tour and enjoy the experience of Planet Penguin, recently renovated. He also had Continue reading

International Save the Vaquita Day

Loro Parque Fundación celebrates the International Save the Vaquita Day with the launch of a set of activities to raise awareness of these small porpoises that live in the northern waters of the Gulf of California (Mexico), where there are only 60 individual of this species left. On the occasion of this day (July 9), the Foundation did its bit by screening a series of videos about the problems that these endangered animals confront in the wild. An explanatory roll-up Continue reading

Marine conservation projects in the Canary Islands

Last weekend, Loro Parque Fundación (LPF) organised a boat trip from Puerto Colón to show and evaluate the different conservation projects of marine resources that the Foundation develops in the Canary Islands. The commitment of LPF and the insular Administrative authorities to protecting the marine environment and creating synergies amongst entities was highlighted by the President of Loro Parque Fundación, Christoph Kiessling, as well as the Director of Environmental Affairs of LPF, Javier Almunia; the President of Tenerife’s Council, Carlos Continue reading

Miss Norte 2016

Once again, Loro Parque becomes the stage chosen for the presentation of the 24 candidates for Miss Norte 2016, an event to be held on Saturday July 23 in the municipality of El Tanque. The presentation, which was held at the spectacular OrcaOcean stadium, was attended by El Tanque’s mayor, Román Martín; the organiser of Miss Norte, Sandro Pérgola; and the singer and godfather of the Red Pandas couple, Luis Deseda, who thanked the commitment of Loro Parque to “an Continue reading

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