Loro Parque Gives a Warm Welcome to Two Pygmy Hippos

After the grand opening of the Zen Garden, a submerged garden unique worldwide, was celebrated just a few months ago, and after receiving the recent recognition of TripAdvisor as the world’s Number One zoo for the second consecutive year, Loro Parque is once again bringing new surprises for those who appreciate its great commitment to wildlife in all its beauty and diversity. This time, as part of its ongoing commitment to conservation, Loro Parque welcomes two new members to its Continue reading

The Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Conservation (ZGAP) supports Loro Parque

Source: http://www.loroparque.com/press/en/component/k2/item/download/23_bf0dc5ed5c901a643f15b9df674d6952 Dear Dr. Frankhauser, The travel company, Thomas Cook, recently announced that as of summer 2019 they will no longer sell trips to fecilities that care for orcas (Orcinus orca). We, the Zoologische Gesellschaft Für Arten und Populationsschutz. e. V./Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Conservation (ZGAP) are certain that Loro Parque, as our long-term species conservation partner, has been caring successfully and to the highest welfare standards for orcas for 20 years. Therefore, the husbandry of orcas Continue reading

Radical activists put Loro Parque dolphins at serious risk

Yesterday morning, Sunday 26th August, just a few minutes before the start of one of the Loro Parque dolphin presentation, three radical activists, two Belgian and one Dutch, irresponsibly jumped into the water of the dolphins’ pool, without taking into account the terrible consequences that can result from such an action, for the animals, their trainers and for themselves.  These people are perfectly aware that you cannot predict the behaviour of dolphins, and yet they jumped in. Fortunately, thanks to Continue reading

Dr. Auguste von Bayern, from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, supports Loro Parque

Original source: http://www.loroparque.com/press/en/component/k2/item/download/24_37fb7d0fb64ed5e2e81130a8f7335d60 Dear Dr. Frankhauser, Apparently you consider ending the 45 years of cooperation with Loro Parque, one of the world’s most commendable zoos regarding both animal welfare and conservation of endangered species: Thomas Cook intends, from next summer, to “no longer sell any animal attractions that keep orcas in captivity”. You claim that you “have actively engaged with a range of animal welfare specialists in the last 18 months, and taken account of the scientific evidence they have Continue reading

Loro Parque Foundation returns six examples of an endangered species parrot back to their natural environment in Brazil

The Loro Parque Foundation is currently transferring six examples of Lear’s Macaws (Anodorhynchus leari) to Brazil, where the species originated, for their reinsertion into the wild.  The parrot is one of the Foundation’s major projects, an ongoing task which has managed to change the species’ status on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List from ‘critically endangered’ to ‘endangered’. The ‘ex-situ’ work carried out as part of this project is of great importance.  It began in Continue reading

Thomas Cook’s Mistake

Source: Letter – Thomas Cook’s Mistake At the end of a working week and in full summer vacation time, precisely on Friday, July 27, at 16.06hrs, Loro Parque was taken by complete surprise when it received an e-mail from the CEO of the British tour operator Thomas Cook, announcing that due to a change in their animal welfare policy they will cease the ticket sale to Loro Parque. Loro Parque was even more surprised when hardly 30 minutes later it Continue reading

Orcas under human care

Are sanctuaries and cetacean releases viable alternatives? As we move ahead through the 21st century and the disconnection between humans and nature increases, the already important educational animal presentations in modern zoological facilities become more and more necessary. Every animal species housed in a zoo becomes an ambassador not only for its wild counterparts, but also for many others that live in endangered habitats and ecosystems. From more than 46 years ago Loro Parque has become a home for numerous Continue reading

EAAM Statement on Thomas Cook Announcement

Source: http://www.loroparque.com/press/en/component/k2/item/download/5_ccaba4f0bd37d6db06186dbaee9f7e34 EAAM, European Association for Aquatic mammals, is deeply concern about the announcement of the Thomas Cook Travel Company that, from the summer 2019, will stop selling trips to Zoological parks that keep killer whales. The Zoological Facilities affected are SeaWorld, in Florida, and Loro Parque in Tenerife. The chief executive of the Holiday Giant, Peter Fankhauser said “This was not a decision we took lightly” acknowledging that both parks had met standards and had made improvements to how Continue reading

ANCOR Institute for Biology supports Loro Parque

Original source: http://www.loroparque.com/press/en/component/k2/item/download/3_24484be71eb5f73f06c06afcbf8abc1a Respected Ladies and Gentlemen; Learning about the plans of your company makes me very sad! Thus, I strongly ask you to immediately take care and action that the Loro Parque remains “The number One Zoo” in Europe and also worldwide! Let me explain: I have been fighting for the wellbeing of animals since decades: i.e. as the scientific director of the International Laboratory of Dolphin Behaviour Research in Eilat, Israel; also have I been working as an Continue reading

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