Arrival of new members in the family of otters at a renovated exhibition

The family of Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus) of Loro Parque return to their former area after a number of improvements in a renewed space that recreates the natural habitat of these carnivores mammals to the last detail. The renovation labours, which have lasted about three weeks, consisted of the placement of the pool and the renewal of the filtration and water quality control system. During this time, the park was fortunate to attend the birth of four baby otters, Continue reading

Baby sandbar sharks are healthy and strong as they turn 5 months old

Loro Parque is happy to celebrate the perfect health and size of the sandbar sharks, which were born in March this year in the aquarium of the Best Zoo in Europe and second in the world, according to TripAdvisor. Abel, Airam, Lian and Juan, healthy and strong, have successfully turned five months of age – the most delicate and risky period for their species. These baby sharks have passed their first blood test after which a more specific and complete Continue reading

Nordic scientists test the first non-invasive tagging on cetaceans in Loro Parque

Loro Parque strengthens its commitment to research by hosting the first non-invasive tagging test on cetaceans by placing an innovative belt at the end Keto’s tail. This pioneering study, conducted today in OrcaOcean by Icelandic and Danish scientists, consists in confirming the viability of the device and verifying that it does not create any disturbance on animals’ skin. The final goal of this procedure is to mark humpback whales in the wild. Methodically, the concept features a belt placed at Continue reading

Orca calf dies under the amateurish handling by Dr. Ingrid Visser

In their Facebook page, Delfinarien-Info has published a comment of an expert, which we wanted to share with the general public taking into account constant and ungrounded criticism by extremist animal groups, with the support and encouragement from Ingrid Visser, towards the orcas kept in Loro Parque. It turns out that in reality Mrs. Visser, who has recently undertaken to give care to the stranded orca calf, has committed unthinkable number of blunders, including not having performed a post-mortem study Continue reading

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