Two emperor tamarin twins are born in Loro Parque

The health crisis caused by the coronavirus has never stopped life in Loro Parque. With the arrival of summer, as it has happened in previous years, the Puerto de la Cruz zoo has witnessed the birth of two emperor tamarin twins. The parents had offspring for the first time in 2018 and the fact that they are still breeding is an indicator of the well-being of the animals in the Park and how well established this family of Saguinus imperator Continue reading

Orca Ula, Growing Strong

Original source: Ula is a young orca that was born at Loro Parque and currently still resides there. Loro Parque is a zoological facility at the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. Ula’s mother is the orca named Morgan, who was rescued and rehabilitated in 2010 by the Dutch Dolfinarium Harderwijk after she was found weakened and emaciated in the Wadden Sea. Morgan soon became pretty famous and gained media attention, first locally but then also around the world. When Continue reading

Animal Welfare Needs Unbiased Science

Source: In recent decades, concerns surrounding animal welfare around the world havesteadily increased. The quality of life of animals – both in the wild and in zoological settings -matters to the public. What’s more, legislators and regulators are charged with enacting policiesthat can affect the well-being of these animals. It is vital that these decisions are informed byunbiased, accurate reviews of scientific knowledge. Unfortunately, not every review measures upto the commonly accepted standards of analysis and objectivity. In a paper Continue reading

82 percent of Germans are positive about zoos

Source: Germans are zoo enthusiasts: a clear majority of them are in favour of zoological institutions, regard their efforts to protect species as very important and learn to appreciate animals in them. This is the result of the latest and most comprehensive study on the attitude of Germans towards zoos carried out by the opinion research institute Forsa. “These survey results fill us with pride”, says the President of the Verband der Zoologischen Gärten (Association of Zoological Gardens), Prof. Continue reading

The company ZEBEC donates to Loro Parque Fundación a prototype pontoon for the refloating of cetaceans

This morning, on Tuesday, 30th of June, the company ZEBEC, manufacturer of the floats for the water park Siam Park, has delivered to Loro Parque Fundación a first prototype of a pontoon for the refloating of cetaceans. The aim of the Foundation is, based on this prototype, to develop an optimized model for the rescue of stranded cetaceans, a work that will be done in collaboration with the University Institute of Animal Health (IUSA) of the University of Las Palmas Continue reading

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