Message from the WAZA President: Announcement of New WAZA CEO

Dear colleagues, I hope you are all doing well in these challenging times. I have been in contact with members around the world and we are all facing the same problems. But we need to remain optimistic and make the best of this situation, and I am sure we will emerge from this stronger than before. In happy news, I am pleased to announce that after an extensive search and interview process, the WAZA Council has made a decision on Continue reading

A ray of hope as Loro Parque welcomes an endangered ring-tailed Lemur pup

In the midst of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, Loro Parque has welcomed a newborn ring-tailed lemur, strengthening its position as an authentic Animal Embassy. Although the Park remains closed, a new family member was presented in a video shared through its social networks, where news posts are published daily to inform its followers of everything that happens in its facilities. The ring-tailed Lemur is a prosimian species endemic to the island of Madagascar whose population has declined by Continue reading

Loro Parque welcomes the German Carnival delegations to its facilities

Loro Parque has opened its doors this week, and as it is usual since many years, to the Carnival delegations of the German cities of Duisburg, Vechta, Düsseldorf, Ehrengarde Düsseldorf, Bonn, Monchengladbach, Eschborn and Erkelenz. For more than four decades these groups have been a part of the Carnival in Puerto de la Cruz, and again this year they have filled this true animal embassy with color and joy. The Düsseldorf committee and the authorities of the Puerto de la Continue reading

For a more sustainable ocean: Tabaiba

On Tuesday 25 February, a Coastal and Underwater Cleanup was organized in the area of Tabaiba (Municipality of El Rosario) as part of the campaign “For a more sustainable ocean 2020” organized by the Association Promemar. In total, more than 292 kg of rubbish was removed from both the seabed and the coast, including phenolic panels and plastic plugs found inside the wreck, a tire, as well as a huge number of pipes collected from the ravine. To carry out Continue reading

Loro Parque statement about Expedia’s new animal welfare policy

We are very happy to share the news that Expedia has launched its new animal welfare policy and will only promote zoos and aquariums which are members of WAZA or one of their 24 regionally recognized associations, as well as AZA and AMMPA, thus ensuring the best animal welfare with a policy based in sound scientific evidence. We really hope other travel companies follow this path and support institutions like ours, that really care for and work every day for Continue reading

Condolence message with regard to the tragic fire at Krefeld Zoo on New Year’s Eve

The start of the year 2020 was unfortunately an incredibly sad one for us as a modern zoo committed to nature, species and animal protection! For it was with great dismay that we had to learn that on New Year’s Eve the tropical Great Ape House built in 1975 at Krefeld Zoo which had been a pioneering step in modern zoo biology for a long time and which housed numerous marmosets, agoutis, flying foxes and birds alongside West African chimpanzees, Continue reading

The Loro Parque Foundation strengthens its commitment to the environment with a new sculpture

The Loro Parque Foundation has, this Wednesday December 4, presented a new sculpture made from recycled objects that demonstrates the serious problem that plastic generates in the environment.  The inauguration took place on the roundabout at the crossroads of the TF-316 with the Carretera de las Dehesas, in the municipality of Los Realejos. The event was attended by the Mayors of Los Realejos and Puerto de La Cruz, Manuel Domínguez González and Marcos González Mesa and the Vice-President of The Continue reading

Misleading statements of the World Animal Protection’s report ‘Behind the smile’

In October 2019 the World Animal Protection published the report “Behind the smile: the multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry” promoting the end of the dolphin industry. The central argument to request the closing of all the dolphin venues is that the dolphins suffer in dolphinaria, but the report does not give any scientific prove to support this accusation. In failing to support its central accusation the conclusions and requests of the whole report can be considered invalid. The report uses Continue reading

Loro Parque presents its novelties in the World Travel Market Fair

Loro Parque, Siam Park, Poema del Mar, Loro Parque Fundación, Hotel Botánico and Brunelli’s jointly attend this week the World Travel Market, the prestigious B2B travel fair which takes place annually in London with the aim of presenting the most important novelties that the Company offers its clients. Loro Parque, the Best Zoo in the World and an Animal Embassy Loro Parque is an impressive animal embassy that offers the unique experience of discovering wildlife like never before, with species Continue reading

Loro Parque facilitates the development of a method to study how great whales hear

A recent study of Loro Parque’s orcas published in The Journal of Acoustical Society of America has perfected the methodology that helps assess the hearing ability of great whales, a technique that is very complex due to the enormous layer of fat that covers their brains.  For this purpose, synthetic sound waves have been developed that take into account the anatomical characteristics of the inner ear of the animals, in such a way that at the same time they stimulate Continue reading

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