Loro Parque contributes to the description, for the first time, of the process of orca reconciliation

A study conducted with the orcas of Loro Parque and published in the journal Zoo Biology has managed to explain the process of reconciliation after a social conflict of this species.  This is the first time that this behaviour has been described for science. In order to achieve this, the researchers have carried out a detailed analysis of the social relations shown by the orcas and their tendency to reconciliation after their rare episodes of conflict, which represent less than Continue reading

Loro Parque and the Tenerife Cabildo remind people of the importance of the geographer Alexander von Humboldt

Loro Parque and the Tenerife Cabildo carried out yesterday afternoon, Thursday June 13, a series of conferences on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt. The conferences, held at the world’s best zoo, extolled the figure of this scientist who is considered to be the Father of modern universal geography. The acting Cabildo Councillor for External Action Delia Herrera, thanked the Humboldt Cultural Association and Loro Parque for their collaboration in organising the events Continue reading

Loro Parque hosts the annual meeting of the Spanish Veterinary Pathological Anatomy Society

Loro Parque, recognised as the best zoo in the world according to TripAdvisor, this week hosts the annual meeting of the Spanish Veterinary Pathological Anatomy Society (SEAPV).  The official inauguration took place this morning, Thursday June 13, and was attended by Jesús Manuel Morales, Councillor for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Tenerife Cabildo, Valentín Pérez, President of the SEAPV, Antonio Fernández, Director of IUSA, Maria Luisa Fernández, President of the College of Veterinarians of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Continue reading

The Loro Parque Foundation celebrates World Oceans Day with a grand plastics cleanup and a release of turtles

The Loro Parque Foundation has made, this Saturday June 8 and in commemoration of World Oceans Day, a major cleanup of plastics in the area of Playa de Martiánez.  The event was organised in collaboration with the non-profit association Promemar and, in addition, several specimens of turtle that were in the La Tahonilla Wildlife Recovery Centre were returned to the sea. The recovery of these animals, in addition to being an important achievement in its own right, made it possible Continue reading

International scientists find evidence on how marine pollution could cause orca infertility

A scientific study carried out by international experts in cetacean health reveals the first evidence of the harmful effects that contraceptives have on orcas and contributes to understanding how the chemical pollution of the seas affects the reproduction of cetaceans.  The study led by veterinary specialist Doctor Geraldine Lacave and recently presented at the International Congress on Aquatic Animal Medicine held in South Africa, demonstrates the serious damage that chemical toxins cause in regular ovulation cycles, thus affecting the reproduction Continue reading

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