Pole Pole

Today we are saddened to announce the passing of Pole Pole, a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), who was a part of the Loro Parque family since 1995. Originally from the Zurich Zoo, Pole Pole was a true ambassador for his species and a true pillar within our group of single males, and we will miss him very much! For the past 5 years, Pole Pole had been struggling with a degenerative disease that affected his spine in the Continue reading

Scientist Statement Supporting Research in Marine Mammal Facilities

source: https://eaam.org/eaam-email-to-french-deputies-distributing-2021-scientist-statement/ We, the undersigned members of the scientific community, wish to acknowledge the importance of marine mammals in zoos, aquariums, and marine mammal facilities, and express our support for research conducted at these facilities. We know that critical research findings have come from studies of dolphins and related species in managed care environments, which have provided the vast majority of what is known about their perception, physiology, and cognition. This includes both basic facts about these animals and applied Continue reading

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