Loro Parque Fundación develops big data tool that could make whale watching more sustainable

Javier Almunia, director of the Foundation, is leading a study together with other researchers from the Canary Islands that has been published in the scientific journal ‘Frontiers in marine science’ and that will allow the intensity of sighting activities to be calculated with precision Loro Parque Fundación is participating in a study, recently published in the scientific journal Frontiers in marine science, which has developed a method that combines automatic identification systems of navigation and “big data” to evaluate, almost Continue reading

Why zoos are so important and why we cannot do without them

Source: https://www.infranken.de/ratgeber/tiere/warum-zoos-wichtig-sind-und-warum-wir-sie-spaetestens-jetzt-erfinden-muessten-art-5244685 Zoos are more important today than ever before: if there were no zoos, we would have to invent them now at the latest! In the case of many animal species, they guarantee their continued existence and help to protect biodiversity. A plea for zoos. Of eight million animal and plant species worldwide, one million are threatened with extinction Largest species extinction since the extinction of the dinosaurs Caused by humans Not every zoo is a zoo Every day, Continue reading

Loro Parque Fundación makes donation to protect elephants in Thailand

Given the current global crisis, which has seriously affected tourism and is also having dramatic consequences for some animals, Loro Parque Fundación has made a donation of 20,000 dollars to the Thai Elephant Alliance Association. This association is dedicated to the care of elephants that used to have a livelihood thanks to tourism and have now been left unprotected as a result of the COVID-19. Thanks to it, the animals live in large areas and receive all the care and Continue reading

Loro Parque and Siam Park extend their opening hours from Monday to Sunday

After the great response from visitors since their reopening in May and June, Loro Parque and Siam Park have announced that they will reopen from Monday to Sunday, every day of the week, from the 14th (Siam Park) and 15th July (Loro Parque). On their respective websites you can consult the opening times and all the details about the current operation of the parks and the safety measures. In this sense, all the sanitary measures are guaranteed so that the Continue reading

Loro Parque opens a large facility for African spurred tortoises

In the new exhibit, which is located next to the Animal Embassy,the animals enjoy long hours of sunshine, heated cavesand a lake where they can cool off Loro Parque has recently opened a new and spacious facility for the African spurred tortoises, which have been moved from the surroundings of Lion’s Kingdom to Animal Embassy, the headquarters of Loro Parque Fundación. Here, five specimens enjoy long hours of sunshine, large spaces with natural substrate and a lake to cool off Continue reading

Loro Parque celebrates the premiere of a touching animated short film about the story of the orca Morgan

Loro Parque-Animal Embassy has celebrated this Thursday the premiere of a short film about the story of the orca Morgan on its social media channels, after it was selected by various international festivals and presented at more than 90 festivals around the world.

The animated film, directed by Marcos Martín Muñoz and produced by Capcub, not only narrates Morgan’s journey until she found her home at the renowned zoological park of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife but also seeks to raise awareness on the serious adverse consequences that underwater noise can produce on animals.

How old is a dolphin? Loro Parque participates in a project to determine the age of cetaceans by studying their DNA

There is one question that poses a real challenge when talking about wild animals: how old is, for instance, a dolphin or an orca? Until recently, it was not at all easy to determine the age of live cetaceans in the wild, but new research, in which Loro Parque has participated, has managed to establish this data from the study of their DNA. Scientists involved in the project have developed an odontocete epigenetic aging clock which can be used for Continue reading

Open Letter to PETA

PETA insists, once again, on the need to free the orca Morgan and her calf Ula and they speak in all their publications that they both live in a prison. Now, in addition, they talk about Ula being very ill. It is true that the youngest of the Orca Ocean family has been unwell, but it is also true that PETA affiliates, who have never done anything else other than create biased promotional campaigns and run dog shelters where the Continue reading

A walk through the exciting animal gastronomy of Loro Parque

The team had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the nutrition of the different species of the Loro Parque. For this, we have had the invaluable collaboration of Rafael Zamora Padrón, scientific director of Loro Parque Fundación (founded in 1994) and prestigious biologist specialised in zoology.

In addition, Nicolás Perdomo Linares, Loro Parque’s agricultural engineer and the technician responsible for the company’s plantations, provided us with more information about the organic farming from which they obtain all their products.

The Loro Parque Company relaunches its activity at FITUR

The Loro Parque Company, consisting of Loro Parque, Siam Park, Poema del Mar, Loro Parque Fundación, Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden and Brunelli’s Steakhouse, is once again present at the prestigious FITUR International Tourism Fair, which is taking place in Madrid with the aim of presenting the latest novelties of the leisure parks, hotel industry and gastronomy after a year of zero tourism caused by the COVID-19 crisis. This great event takes place after the recent reopening of Continue reading

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