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Another great year for Loro Parque with accolades and baby boom! 

Loro Parque at Puerto de la Cruz is looking forward to another hugely successful 2018 after closing 2017 with accolades and many reasons to celebrate.

In addition to having been named the best zoo on the planet, it obtained the animal welfare certification of all its animals awarded by the prestigious entity American Humane – thus being the first zoo in Europe to acquire it.

This was in addition to the certificate of the independent auditor Global Spirit, which recognizes 100 per cent compliance with the require-ments established by animal welfare standards set by the Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents of the United Kingdom (ABTA), of which world leaders such as Thomas Cook or TUI UK are part.

Another indicator, reason for continuous joys for the family of Loro Parque, has been the ‘baby boom’ that has taken place in the last twelve months: chimpanzees, capy-baras, otters, sea lions, sharks, parrots and penguins are just some of the species that have been raised in the Park.

Especially curious was the case of the great-grandson of Geisha, the most famous penguin female king of Planet Penguin, and also very endearing was the arrival of the chimp breeding Happy, which filled the entire family with joy on the Day of Happiness. A milestone meant the arrival of Tasmanian cockatoo babies, as it was the first time that they were reproduced in Europe.

This explosion of births confirms the state of well-being in which animals are found in their facilities, and strengthens their commitment to their protection and conservation, thus demonstrating the suc-cess of their breeding system, framed in a philosophy that has turned it into a true embassy of wild animals.

And also in the field of new additions is the arrival of three African lions of the subspecies “lion of Angola”, coming from zoos in France and Lisbon. Their exhibition in Loro Parque, named Lion’s King-dom, is a unique space that perfectly recreates its natural habitat, with a lake so they can cool off, a promontory rock to rest in the sun and even several dragon trees, emblematic trees of the Canary Islands .

To end the year,on December 17th, the Loro Parque Company celebrated the opening ceremony of the Poema del Mar aquarium, evidencing that its commit-ment to nature conservation is a continuous duty that has no borders. This project is presented as a new oppor-tunity to develop an important environmental task, this time focused on the biodiversity of the oceans, seas and rivers of the planet.