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Unusual donation as firemen donate old hoses to Loro Parque 

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Tenerife firemen have found an unusual use for their out-of-date or old equipment. They have donated it to animal welfare!

Twenty hoses no longer used in firefighting tasks have been delivered to Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz. The presentation was attended by councillor for sustainability, environment and security of the Cabildo of Tenerife, José Antonio Valbuena; president of the Insular Consortium of Firemen, Javier Rodríguez Medina; and the Chief Fire Officer of Tenerife, Salvador Reyes.

Susanne Leitinger, the director of Loro Parque; Ignacio Ezquerro, responsible for the department of terrestrial mammals and reptiles, and Rafael Zamora, the scientific director of Loro Parque Foundation, were grateful to repeat this form of collaboration, very common in Spain and Europe.

The delivered material consisting of 20 hoses, 70 millimetres in diametre, which are no longer used in firefighting operations, but which are perfectly useful for the production of utensils such as hammocks or toys and will be used to enrich the quality of life and well-being of the primates at Loro Parque.

After the meeting, the representatives of the Firemen’s Consortium had the opportunity to learn about the facilities and services that the Loro Parque Foundation offers for the care and maintenance of primates.