One of the largest collections of stuffed animals in Europe is seized in Valencia

For us at Loro Parque, nothing is more important than love and respect for animals. That is why we are totally against all forms of animal abuse. Therefore, we are saddened to read news related to the trafficking of stuffed animals. In this case, more than 1090 specimens have been seized in Valencia (Spain), of which 450 belonged to endangered species. Illegal trafficking of stuffed specimens is just one of the many threats that animals face in the natural environment. Continue reading

UN report warns of unprecedented global warming in the last ten years

A study by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says greenhouse gas emissions have reached unprecedented levels in the last ten years. The research findings reveal that unless more drastic action is taken to reduce emissions, it will not be possible to meet the target agreed in the Paris agreement, which limited global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Global warming is major threat to animals. The work of zoos is essential to rescue thousands of species from Continue reading

Bird with cancer is operated using 3D printing

Today we want to share with you the story of Crescent, a great horned hornbill suffering from cancer who has been saved by the team of experts and veterinarians at the Tampa Zoo in the United States. The zoo’s workers were able to remove the tumor and replace the damaged areas with a 3D-printed prosthesis. This is the second successful operation of its kind. With this story we strive to make visible the work that zoos carry out in favour Continue reading

Myth vs. Reality

MYTH: The facilities cannot provide an environment that simulates the complex natural marine environment. Most swimming pools are smooth, small and virtually unstimulated. REALITY: This statement is misleading. A professionally organised environmental enrichment plan, and especially social interactions, are sufficient to sensorially stimulate cetaceans under human care. Learn more in our Encyclopedia of False Arguments Against Keeping Marine Mammals under Human Care.

Bird ‘sighting’ routes for blind tourists, a pioneering initiative in Colombia

Such a great initiative! For ornithologists, hearing is actually one of the most important tools for locating birds. Sometimes more so than sight, as it allows them to detect them before they can even be seen. One of the great advantages of Loro Parque Fundación, home to the largest genetic reserve of parrots in the world, is that the sounds of each species are very familiar to our biologists and keepers. This tool in the field is of enormous value. Continue reading

Loro Parque celebrates the 50th birthday of gorilla Schorsch

Loro Parque has celebrated this week the 50th birthday of the emblematic gorilla Schorsch, the oldest of the group that lives in the facilities of the best zoo in the world. To celebrate, his keepers have prepared a delicious fruit and jelly cake and a vegetable feast. For animal welfare, it is a milestone that Schorsch has reached half a century, as the average life expectancy for this species in the wild is around 37 years and there are very Continue reading

Environmental Education in Zoos—Exploring the Impact of Guided Zoo Tours on Connection to Nature and Attitudes towards Species Conservation

The environmental education work carried out by modern zoos and aquariums is essential to strengthen the bond between humans and Nature, especially in a society increasingly concentrated in cities and urban areas. Activities such as guided tours for visitors, which provide an in-depth understanding of the work of these institutions, foster positive attitudes in visitors towards the conservation of the natural environment. Here at Loro Parque we have, among many other education initiatives, the famous Discovery Tour, a guided tour Continue reading

Jellyfish in the Mediterranean are running out of predators and killing anchovies and sardines

Jellyfish play a key role in the balance of ecosystems and now, in the Mediterranean sea, they are a clear symptom of imbalance. The impact of human beings in the ocean, with overfishing as the main exponent, is generating alterations that can lead to overturns in the structure of ecosystems, thus affecting the species that conform them. more information: https://elpais.com/ciencia/2022-01-31/las-medusas-del-mediterraneo-se-quedan-sin-predadores-y-estan-acabando-con-boquerones-y-sardinas.html

Loro Parque’s Statement regarding the PETA’s Statement on the participation of Sky Du Mont in TUI’s Online Shareholders Meeting

As is widely known to all authentic nature friends and animal protectors, PETA does not dedicate itself to anything even remotely related to animal welfare but rather to manipulating marketing actions seeking mediatic attention. In this case, it has been announced that an actor Sky Du Mont will be making questions on behalf of PETA during TUI’s annual online shareholders meeting today, 8th February. With regard to this matter, we, at Loro Parque would like to recommend TUI to ask Continue reading

SeaWorld, DHL, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Partner to Help Four Manatee Calves in Need Amidst Crisis for the Species

The work of modern zoos and aquariums for the conservation of wild animals and nature is undeniable! That is why we like to celebrate every step, not only when it’s our own, but also when it’s that of our fellow professionals. That is the case of SeaWorld, DHL and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s work for the conservation of manatees, an endangered species. We invite you to read about this commendable project! more information: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/seaworld-dhl-and-the-columbus-zoo-and-aquarium-partner-to-help-four-manatee-calves-in-need-amidst-crisis-for-the-species-301461719.html

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