Wolfgang Kiessling and the Loro Parque Company receive the Tribuna award for business trajectory

Yesterday afternoon, Thursday 7 October, Wolfgang Kiessling, on behalf of the Loro Parque Company, received the Tribuna award for business trajectory in the Adán Martín Auditorium in Tenerife. With this recognition, Tribuna de Canarias also wanted to highlight Loro Parque’s commitment to sustainability, as well as its firm commitment to quality and excellence. Founded on 17 December 1972, Loro Parque was initially created as a paradise for parrots, and started its activity with only 25 people, 150 parrots and a Continue reading

Loro Parque presents the Gorilla Award 2019 and 2020 to Dr. Robin Ganzert and the emeritus counsellors of the Loro Parque Fundación

The headquarters of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands hosted this Friday, 1 October, the presentation of the prestigious Gorilla Award 2019 and 2020 to Dr Robin Ganzert, CEO and president of the American Humane Association, and the emeritus counsellors of the Loro Parque Fundación. Ganzert is the recipient of last year’s award, which could not be held due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, so this year she has been recognised in a joint ceremony.The Continue reading

Loro Parque Statement

We are sad to announce that last night the female dolphin Ruffles passed away at the advanced age of 40 years. Ruffles has now been transferred to the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for a necropsy to be done by Professor Antonio Fernández and his team of experts, and we will know the cause of death in the next few days. With Ruffles, we lose one of our founding animals, lamenting that nothing could be done for her.

Stop denigration: Zoos have never been so critical for science and species conservation!

The World Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has just ended in Marseille. It brought together thousands of specialists and environmentalists from all over the world, all present to address the terrible state of our biodiversity. 30% of the 138,374 species assessed on the IUCN experts’ Red List are now in danger of extinction. And in this race against time, IUCN has emphasized again that all conservation actors must mobilize to fight against the loss of Continue reading

Loro Parque presents its first children’s song: “Come to Loro Parque”

Loro Parque presents today, Friday 10 September, its single “Come to Loro Parque”, a song for the youngest members of the family. With this project, produced by the well-known Canarian DJ and producer Ray Castellano and the production company Clapso, the Park aims to connect with the younger generations, just in time for the back-to-school season. “Creating this anthem has been quite a challenge”, says Castellano, “not only because of what it means to make a song for the best Continue reading

Loro Parque participates in largest-ever cetacean welfare study

Scientists and animal care staff at 43 organizations across seven countries collected and shared data, resulting in increased understanding of health and welfare of dolphins and whales in professional care Loro Parque has participated the largest-ever groundbreaking, multi-institutional study of how physical habitat, environmental enrichment, and animal training impact the welfare of cetaceans in zoos and aquariums worldwide, recently published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE. The collection of nine manuscripts highlight tools and findings that can be utilized for Continue reading

Volunteers practice for the case of a mass stranding and how to use a rescue pontoon

SOME 40 PEOPLE PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY THE AVANFUER ASSOCIATION IN FUERTEVENTURA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LORO PARQUE FUNDACIÓN, THE CABILDO DE FUERTEVENTURA AND THE IUSA, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CANBIO AND MARCET II PROJECTS Puerto del Rosario, 30 August 2021. Playa Blanca, in Fuerteventura was the setting chosen by the Avanfuer Association to hold a workshop to raise awareness about the stranding of cetaceans on the Canary coasts, attended by some 40 people, with the aim Continue reading

A Tale of Two Rescues: How Experience and Resources Derived From Marine Mammal Facilities Drives Success in Whale Stranding Operations

source: https://vocal.media/petlife/a-tale-of-two-rescues-how-experience-and-resources-derived-from-marine-mammal-facilities-drives-success-in-whale-stranding-operations On July 11th, two self-titled “conservation” groups took charge of a beached killer whale calf off the coast of New Zealand under the authority of the New Zealand Department of Conservation. One group is Dr. Ingrid Visser fronted Whale-Rescue.org, and the other is Project Jonah, a group that previously had ties to the radical Sea Shepherd Organization in the late 2000s and early 2010s. For those who are unaware, Dr. Visser has led campaigns that target accredited marine Continue reading

Martín Zordan, CEO of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, visits Loro Parque

Loro Parque welcomed this week Martín Zordan, CEO of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). He took the opportunity to learn about the operation of the Park and the labour that is carried out on a daily basis, in addition to laying the groundwork for the WAZA Annual Congress, which Loro Parque is expected to host in October 2022. Zordan was received by the president, Wolfgang Kiessling, and the director of Loro Parque Fundación, Dr. Javier Almunia. During Continue reading

Open Response to Free Morgan Foundation

It is truly unbelievable how some organizations continue to distort the facts to present to the truly concerned public a new reality convenient only to them. In this case, it is Free Morgan Foundation that we refer to, notoriously known for having lost every single court case on the case of the orca Morgan, all 10 of them, mind you! (For more detail see: New defeat for Free Morgan Foundation in the Netherlands) One can only wonder just how much Continue reading

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