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Famous faces visit Loro Parque and praise its animal welfare 

Loro Parque has received the Board of Directors of the American Humane Society.

The delegation, led by Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the Association, arrived on the islands directly from the US to learn about the facilities of the best zoo in the world, according to TripAdvisor.

The guests toured the different exhibitions and were able to enjoy the presentations of killer whales and dolphins that the Park offers , besides knowing first-hand the work of the Loro Parque Foundation in matters of conservation thanks to a relaxed talk with its director, Dr. Javier Almunia.

Dr. Ganzert was accompanied by the famous actress and producer Barbara Niven, as well as the well-known Mrs. Candy Spelling, author and widow of the famous Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling.

From his marriage were born two children, the actor Randy GeneSpelling and Victoria Davey (Tori) Spelling, known for appearing in several productions of Aaron Spelling, the most notable being ‘Beverly Hills 90210’.

John Payne, Chairman of the Board, was also with them as director, having more than 33 years of experience in the animal care industry and founder of ‘Compassion-First Pet Hospitals’, a family of highly reputed veterinary hospitals and Dawn Assenzio, Secretary of the Board and organiser of the famous’ K-9 BattleBuddies’, an event that pays tribute to the courage and courage of military dogs and their trainers.

In 2017, the prestigious entity certified the positive welfare situation of all animals in Loro Parque, which became the first zoo of Europe to meet this standard. Among the multiple aspects that were taken into consideration, the excellent state of health and housing stood out; positive social interactions within groups of animals, and between animals and caregivers; safe environments, conilumination and appropriate sound levels, good air quality and thermoregulation; and evidence of preparedness and established protocols to prevent and manage medical emergencies.

American Humane, an association with more than 140 years of experience, focuses its efforts on ensuring the welfare of animals through the evaluation of various parameters of the life of the specimens that inhabit zoos, aquariums and animal health centres.