The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, visits Loro Parque

This afternoon, Friday 7 May, the President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, visited the Loro Parque facilities, which recently opened its doors after more than 13 months of closure due to the coronavirus. He was accompanied by the Regional Minister for Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning, José Antonio Valbuena, as well as other members of the regional government.

Interview with Wolfgang Kiessling, President of the Loro Parque Company

On 15 March 2020, the famous Loro Parque Zoo in Puerto de la Cruz closed its doors to the public for the first time since its opening on 17 December 1972. In its almost 50-year history, this well-known “animal embassy” had never closed and operated 365 days a year.

Coinciding with the sad reality of being closed to the public for a year, Wolfgang Kiessling gave the following interview in which he reviews the overall situation and looks to the future with hope.

Open letter to Sky du Mont

With great astonishment and regret have we noticed that you support PETA’s press release with a video message in which you request that the tour operator TUI stops selling tickets to dolphinariums and marine parks worldwide. In addition, you mention in your message the, for us very painful, death of our female orca Skyla and the question arises: What do you know about marine mammals, especially orcas, to spread such a message?

Loro Parque’s Statement

When it comes to PETA, an organization that has nothing to do with the well-being of animals in human care – and the authentic welfare experts and animal lovers know that! – one could say that it has reached the maximum level of ridiculousness in their radicalized and ill-intentioned declarations against modern zoos, on the whole, and Loro Parque, in particular, inventing any excuse or reason for that. And yet, it appears that they are always there to continue to Continue reading

Loro Parque’s Statement

Upon the passing away of our dear Skyla, we have received in these past days numerous messages of affection and support through our social networks, as well as from our colleagues from modern zoos, aquariums around the world, and we want to express our heartfelt gratitude. As a response to this display of affection and sincere concern, we proceed to share with you the results of the post-mortem study carried out on our Skyla by a group of expert cetacean Continue reading

Loro Parque’s Statement

Unfortunately Skyla, the youngest orca that arrived at Loro Parque from SeaWorld in 2006, passed away last night. We have no words to express what this loss means to all of us. Skyla was part of the Loro Parque family and we will always remember her uniqueness and her kind character with the greatest love and affection. We want to share with you that Skyla was in perfect condition until yesterday, when she began to show some signs of discomfort, Continue reading

Loro Parque’s statement on the new French law on animal welfare

In relation to the law passed by the French National Assembly last Friday, 26th January, Loro Parque hereby states that unfortunately the line of this new legislation, which by its nature should defend the fundamental principles of animal welfare, in reality, has very little to do with them. What is more, it is a purely political decision that does not even take into account the opinions of the subject-matter experts of the French Ministry. Thus, the Minister for Ecological Transition Continue reading

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