Versele-Laga and Loro Parque Fundación enhance cooperation

Versele-Laga and Loro Parque Fundación have agreed to extend and enhance their cooperation. That was announced during the International Parrot Convention in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. More than 16 years ago, they joined forces, with a shared vision of nature conservation as starting point. Meanwhile, the connection between the non-profit association and the manufacturer of premium bird food is stronger than ever. The Loro Parque Fundación cooperates with the famed Loro Parque animal and parrot wildlife park on Tenerife. Continue reading

Loro Parque awards the Gorilla Prize 2017 to Rosemary Low

The great hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife bore witness yesterday afternoon, Wednesday September 26, to the presentation of the prestigious Gorilla Award 2017 to Rosemary Low, a passionate defender of parrots who has dedicated her life to these birds through breeding and conservation.  This year celebrates the fifteenth edition of this award, which emphasises environmental responsibility, addressing strategies and actions to conserve biodiversity and promote the sustainable use of resources. The event, which was held within the framework of Continue reading

An update on the newborn calf of the orca Morgan

Nothing matters more to us than the health and wellbeing of the animals in our care. As we updated earlier this week, a team of veterinarians and external consultants has been monitoring the progress of Morgan and her calf around the clock since birth. The primary focus during these crucial first days has been ensuring the calf is getting all the nourishment it needs. While natural breastfeeding is always the preferred option, Morgan’s milk production has been below what is Continue reading

Loro Parque inaugurates the new exhibition of Pygmy Hippos

Loro Parque has inaugurated today, Tuesday September 25, the new facilities for the Pygmy Hippos, in an act that was attended by the President of Loro Parque Wolfgang Kiessling, Tenerife’s Tourism Councillor Alberto Bernabé, and the Mayor of Puerto de La Cruz Lope Afonso, among other authorities. These new members of the Parque’s family, two females arriving directly from Germany and the Czech Republic, now live together in a naturalised facility specially designed for them. Nearly a thousand people, including Continue reading

Loro Parque Foundation kicks off its IX Parrot Congress

Loro Parque Foundation’s IX International Parrot Congress of Loro Parque Fundación was presented this morning, Tuesday, September 25, at Puerto de La Cruz’s Congress Centre.  The event, unique in the world, has attracted to the island some 800 participants of 47 different nationalities, and celebrated its opening last night in the wonderful facilities of the Hotel Botánico. The press conference was attended by the Mayor of Puerto de La Cruz, Lope Afonso Hernández, the President of the Loro Parque Company, Continue reading

An update on the newborn calf of the orca Morgan

The first days in the life of a cetacean are critical and we have all been encouraged by Morgan’s strong maternal instincts and the way she is nurturing and taking care of her calf. Establishing breastfeeding is crucial in this early phase and our team of veterinarians and external consultants are closely monitoring both mother and calf to see that this happens. Over the first 24 hours Morgan’s milk production has been lower than we would like, meaning it may be Continue reading

Loro Parque welcomes a newborn calf of the orca Morgan

Loro Parque has good news to share: the orca Morgan that was rescued after being found near dead near the coast of the Wadden Sea in the Netherlands and that forms part of our group of orcas, gave birth to her first calf this morning, which finds itself in a perfect state of health. From the very first moment, Morgan demonstrated to be an exemplary mother attending to her newborn, which is swimming next to its mother in the installations Continue reading

The Loro Parque Foundation starts its IX Parrot Congress this Monday

Since the first edition was held in 1986, the Loro Parque Foundation Parrot Congress brings together a multitude of scientists, biologists and conservation and veterinary medicine professionals in general, as well as students from different parts of the world. As usual, the line-up of speakers in this edition also brings together experts from the most diverse corners of the planet. The Congress will also feature an original ‘wining & dining’ leisure programme that will allow attendees to visit emblematic places Continue reading

Loro Parque hosts the start of the Puerto de La Cruz Summer Carnival

The presentation of Puerto de La Cruz’s Summer Carnival, held today, Friday September 14, in Loro Parque, has launched a weekend in which the protagonists will be the comparsas (dance groups), batucadas (drum groups), orchestras, parades and street parties, amongst other activities. This is already the third year of this initiative, which, following the success of previous years, will fill the streets with music and colour to become once more a cultural and tourist attraction in the municipality. The event Continue reading

Scientists considering capturing sick orca J50 to give her medical treatment

Source: With the condition of sick orca J50 growing increasingly dire, scientists are now considering a last-ditch plan to capture the emaciated killer whale for treatment. “Most of us think J50 is really sick,” Vancouver Aquarium head veterinarian Martin Haulena said. “She is in such poor body condition that every other whale that has ever looked like her has already passed away.” J50 has been dosed with antibiotics and anti-worming medication but so far efforts to treat her have been unsuccessful and they’ve noted Continue reading

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