Learn everything there is to know aboutLoro Parque在这次审查中，以及为什么你应该下次去特内里费，加那利群岛的时间参观。
On 28 May 2016,世界失去了一个大猩猩当一个孩子掉进了在辛辛那提动物园的外壳。人们被激怒了，想点手指。谁是罪魁祸首？该迟钝的母亲或与狡猾的安全动物园？很快，有一个在英国是否应动物甚至囚禁在首位轰鸣的辩论。
Recently I visited another zoo and witnessed two orangutans in adjacent cages staring at each other forlornly. What separated them were iron bars but they attempted to get as close to each other as possible yet accepted defeat. It’s easy to understand how an image like that can tug at the heart strings and make just about any person want to pump his fist in outrage to the concept of keeping a wild animal in captivity.
Loro Parque started off in 1972 as a refuge for 150 parrots putting up Europe’s first Parrot Show. Over the past 44 years its population exploded to over 4000 with about 350 species, making it the world’s largest diverse collection of parrots.
What I love about Loro Park is that it’s essentially a mini-ecosystem. As you walk around the zoo you’ll immediately notice that the place is in absolute pristine condition. With blue sky, warm weather, neatly trimmed lawns and foliage nobody can complain but there is much more than meets the eye.
While all the plants in the zoo might appear to simply be there for visual appeal, they serve a far bigger function than meets the eye. Since the environment in Tenerife is perfect for so many variety of plants, they grow in abundance, including gum trees. The following are readily available in the zoo:
- Manna(Eucalyptus viminalis)
- Lemon Scented(Corymbia citriodora)
- Blue Gums（桉树）
- Silver Leaf Stringy Bark（桉树Alligatrix）
- Red Gums(Eucalyptus camaldulensis)
- Iron Bark（桉树sideroxylon）
I don’t know how this happened, but somehow society has brainwashed us into thinking we can get away with feeding parrots and other pet birds a staple diet of seeds. Perhaps throw in a piece of fruit or two if they’ve been particularly good birds. No wonder so many animals die in pet lovers’ care or start plucking out their feathers, or simply just get ill.
If you want your birds to be happy and in peak condition, you need to educate yourself. Basically, you need to supply them with the types of food they will eat in the wild. With the birds requiring varied diet from multiple food sources, this is no small feat.
Numerous parts of the Eucalyptus trees – flowers, buds, gum nuts, bark, leaves and branches – are fed to the birds, which are a vital part of the birds’ natural diet. Chilli plants are dotted around the whole zoo and the fruit are actually fed to the animals. Fun fact: did you know that parrots have no tastebuds? They eat these with chilli peppers with utter glee.
Another example is the ginger flower plant, pictured below. These are fed to the birds, lorikeets, gorillas and chimps. The ginger root is also consumed by the animals. Just like humans, animals enjoy the multitude of benefits of ginger, which includes the following properties:
- anti-parasitic effect, and more
The birds recognise food items from a distance and never have I seen birds demolish flowers with such gusto!
If you are tempted to nick a fruit from Loro Parque, then be warned – everything is covered with pepper spray. The latter acts as a natural pesticide because the zoo wants to stay in tune with nature, steering clear from using chemicals wherever possible.
I first visited Tenerife in 2016 and this is what it looked like.
In 2019, this is the same location, which was my third visit. The difference? The zoo planted natural plants in the water and uses no chlorinated water.
Loro Parque Foundation由罗洛公园独资。本组织在能培育出高达1500种鸟类每年因此维持濒危物种和支持世界各地的许多保护项目，如与巴西政府合作，以恢复体力蓝色金刚鹦鹉两个稀有物种了举足轻重的作用。
Loro Parque Animals
Chimps, dolphins, gorillas, jaguars, lions, hippos, sea lions, marmosets, otters, killer whales, anteater, sloths, meerkats, tiger, red pandas and capybaras
Flamingos, cranes, parrots, penguins and swans
Jellyfish, Koi and there’s a wholeAquariumfor you to explore!
Alligators, Iguanas and Tortoises
AtKatandra Treetops来自澳大利亚和亚洲的丰富多彩的鸟类可谁没有疑虑冒充其是否采取坐在树上或吃他们的照片进行观察。鹦鹉是不是在动物园里被发现的唯一鸟类。Chilean Flamingos和丹顶鹤walk about freely.
时间过得非常快，信息的冲击有时可以是压倒性的。小朋友们可以在放松Kinderlandia和there are seven eateries to choose from.
The Loro Show is where parrots fly over and interact with the audience, just showing off exactly how clever these animals are with their mathematical skills and cheeky humour.
有七个虎鲸在海洋虎鲸表演,even a deaf one, called Morgan, who receives guidance through special hand and light signals. They regularly have a whale of a time utterly soaking members of the audience with their vigorous splashing.
The Sea Lions are little show-offs and when they’re not balancing balls on their noses they are performing CPR on drowned staff.
If you love sea mammals you’re in for a treat. A lot of people are and the theatres are packed sardine-style at every show. Educational tidbits are fed to the crowd, from how to look after stranded dolphins to fun facts. It is amazing to see what these animals are capable of.
Atlantic Puffinscan be seen swimming in pristine conditions and kids can try to spot Mumble from Happy Feet at the星球企鹅exhibit.
- Orca Ocean
- Sea Lions
- Loro Show
And so we arrive at theGorillaenclosure. There is no way that a kid will fall in here or anywhere else for that matter. Up close views of the animals can be enjoyed thanks to large glass windows and the gorillas appear to be qualified yoga instructors.
This settles the argument for me. It comes down to whether zoos do more harm than good or vice versa. With the high quality of care these animals receive from leading scientists around the world I know where my vote goes. The best you can do is support institutions such as Loro Parque and increase awareness to those around you in order to only support businesses who do the environment good. Only then may these animals one day roam free again…
In 0AC200 million聚居地。到了18世纪，人口炸毁到1 billion。In 1900,2 billion。2000 ...。6 billion。In a mere11 years增加的人口另外1十亿它已经蓬勃发展的规模。随着人口呈几何级数增长，什么是这个星球上生命存在的意义？
At the moment, 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. In 30 years the number will go up to 85%.
Deforestation continues to take place at an alarming rate. Before man started to “leave his mark” on Earth, 60 million km2，这相当于44％，是世界上表面托管森林。到2050年，只有22％的人会留下，即50% of forestswould have been destroyed.
Next on the hit list is elephants. In 1900, 10 million of these magnificent creatures roamed in the wild, now a stark 600 000 are left.
Dolphins are snuffing it big time as well. Fishing nets and equipment kill 300 000 of these mammals every year. Environmental pollution causes weakness and illnesses in cetaceans, especially orcas. Countries such as Japan, Peru, Russia and Canada appeared to have developed an appetite to eat them and thanks to the overfishing of oceans, sea life suffers as a consequence, due to the scarcity of food.
The list for how humans negatively impact the environment goes on an on.
要是有一个明确的解决方案,但在那里isn’t. One obvious way to reduce the impact on the environment is through the reduction of the human population, although there is no humane way of going about. The second option is to slow down the speed of growth, which means China has had the right idea all along with its one child policy.
So while the number of different species are dwindling on a daily basis, zoos and aquariums are doing their best to conserve them with limited resources. Granted, not all zoos are created equal so it’s important to support the good ones. The latter safeguard the genetic reserves of endangered species, study the animals to obtain valuable information and raise awareness by educating visitors of the status quo.
You can read more about theLoro Parque Foundation和捐赠。所有收益对大自然去。
Loro park is open from 8:30am to 6:45pm every day of the week.
这是所有的时间表hows listed above. Just as the opening times, the showtimes are the same every day.
- Loro show：10:25 - 11:50 - 13:30 - 15:00 - 16:00 - 17:30
- Orca Ocean: 11:45 – 14:00 – 16:45
- Sea Lions: 09:35 – 12:30 – 14:15 – 15:30 – 16:55
- 海豚馆: 11:00 – 13:15 – 14:45 – 16:00
- Naturavision: 11:45 – 14:45 – 17:15
- 星球企鹅: open from 08:30 to 18:00
There are a few restaurants in Loro Parque but the best one isCasa Pepe。这些谁自动避开油炸垃圾食品将与该餐厅供应加那利岛的特色小吃风味很高兴的。yabo亚博登入担任每一个菜是神话般的，从经典Papas Arrugadas,Spanish Tortilla,Mussels, succulentPork Skewersto the山羊奶酪与魔酱和炸香蕉dessert.
My favourites were theRed Peppers Stuffed with Seafood和麻辣章鱼, simply because they’re so unusual. A kids’ menu is available so even the greatest of fusspots, i.e. my daughter, found something to enjoy.
Where to stay
While there are numerous hotels in the area,酒店植物学is simply the best. It is about a 10 minute drive away.
Parking at Loro Parque
Ample space is available at the zoo – surface space as well as two levels underground. The price is €4 Euros per day.
Prices start at €38 per adult and €26 per child. There are different special offers where you can get reasonable discount though. The Twin Ticket – where you can visit Loro Parque as well asSiam Park- 是一个受欢迎的选择。
Loro Parque Address
Av. Loro Parque, s/n,
Puerto de la Cruz
P.S. I was a guest of Loro Park.