Our history, our legacy

The history of Loro Parque began on December 17, 1972. 25 enthusiastic people, 150 parrots, and 13,000 m2 were enough to lay the foundations of one of the most respected institutions worldwide.

This animal sanctuary has always grown and evolved under the premise of preserving and caring for biodiversity.

Beyond being a natural space of outstanding beauty, Loro Parque is nowadays a place to raise awareness about the critical condition of the environment. It is a zoo where animals are protected and studied from a scientific approach, and where highly endangered species are protected from external threats.

The joint efforts of Loro Parque and Loro Parque Fundación are aimed at the conservation and recovery of species, especially parrots.

A fascinating animal and a fundamental component of the ecological balance of natural habitats in hundreds of corners of the planet.

After 50 years of experience, we can proudly state that we have been involved in the recovery of 10 species of parrots from extinction. We have given a second chance to Morgan, the deaf orca who could not be brought back to the ocean. We have participated in studies by universities and national and international organisations. We have donated more than 24 million dollars to conservation projects, and we have had the opportunity to show more than 52 million visitors the uniqueness of hundreds of species.

Our history is being rewritten every day. As a modern zoo we make improvements, broaden the scope of our understanding of animal behaviour, and forge a positive footprint through education, awareness, and environmental impact.

We will continue to open our doors and implement initiatives that protect and care for the animals and their habitats for future generations. We want to continue to be the best zoo in the world for our visitors, but also for the planet.

Milestones in our history

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1972
1972

1972

edificio loro show loro parque

Opening and start of Loro Show, a pioneer in Europe

1983
1983

1983

1983

First parrot breeding centre with 100 aviaries in the Loro Parque reserve

1986
1986

1986

Dos loros loro parque

1st International Parrot Congress. Today, a world reference

1987
1987

1987

4 delfines saltando loro parque

Inauguration of the largest dolphinarium in Europe.

1994
1994

1994

1994

Loro Parque Fundación. Promotion of research and conservation in natural habitats.

1999
1999

1999

grupo de pinguinos de loro parque

Opening of Planet Penguin. A space that replicates the conditions of the Antarctic.

2001
2001

2001

guia discovery tour

The Discovery Tour adventure begins. A guided tour showing the non-visible work and structures of the park.

2004
2004

2004

dos ejemplares de loro

Birth of two Spix’s Macaws under human care. Hatchlings of a species that has now disappeared in the wild

2005
2005

2005

2005

Inauguration of Kinderlandia. Spaces for the children to enjoy. Learning through play.

2006
2006

2006

2006

Orca Ocean. A group of orcas arrives at Loro Parque to be cared for, protected, and studied.

2007
2007

2007

cria de loro en loro parque

Birth of the first Lear Macaw. Successful recovery work.

2017
2017

2017 – 2019

sello tripadvisor mejor zoo del mundo

Best Zoo in the World according to TripAdvisor users. Travellers Choice Award

2020
2020

2020 – 2021

loro parque cerrado pandemia

Loro Parque remains closed due to COVID19. The animals that live in the park receive the same care and attention.

2021
2021

2021

zoo tenerife loro parque pueblo thai

On May 1, after thirteen and a half months closed due to the pandemic, Loro Parque reopens its doors to the public.

2022
2022

2022

2022

In December, Loro Parque celebrates 50 years as an embassy for the animal kingdom. A world reference.

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