The importance of substrate for parrots at Loro Parque Fundación
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The importance of substrate for parrots at Loro Parque Fundación

February 20th, 2021 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
In Loro Parque Fundación we dedicate a specific importance to the floors of the enclosures. Knowing that some species of parrots descend to the ground on rare occasions. The danger of being hunted by predators makes them avoid...
Beginning of preparation in parrots
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Beginning of preparation in parrots

January 21st, 2021 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
The end of a year and the beginning of the next, mark a frontier for the management of birds under human care. At this time of the season the enclosures have to be prepared to receive a new breeding season, which may start in...
Preventive measures for the management of parrots at Loro Parque Fundación
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Preventive measures for the management of parrots at Loro Parque Fundación

December 2nd, 2020 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
In these days, when the planet and its inhabitants are facing to consequences of an extraordinary viral epidemic, the parrots in our latitudes are at the final of their breeding activity. Thus, it is convenient to remind sanitary...
Winter feeding at Loro Parque Fundación
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Winter feeding at Loro Parque Fundación

February 27th, 2020 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
The coldest months of the year is the best time to start forming new couples. Parrots usually seek body contact for warmth and this is a factor that can be taken into account to facilitate the formation of stable couples. ...
Conservation, Management and Breeding of the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon. PART I
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Conservation, Management and Breeding of the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon. PART I

February 4th, 2020 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
CITES: Appendix I IUCN RED LIST: VULNERABLE Wingspan: 33 cm Weight: 260-360 g Ring: 9,5 mm Clutch size: 3-5 eggs The Yellow-shouldered Amazon (Amazona barbadensis) is a small parrot that has an extroverted character and is...
Breeding of the Purple-naped Lory (Lorius domicella)
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Breeding of the Purple-naped Lory (Lorius domicella)

November 16th, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
There are several species within the genus Lorius, so breeders should be aware of hybridisations. Sometimes, due to the lack of available specimens, crosses are produced that are camouflaged in a second or third...
Sensational reintroduction of the Red-masked Parakeets
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Sensational reintroduction of the Red-masked Parakeets

August 3rd, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
Thanks to intensive efforts by Loro Parque Fundación, 20 red-masked parakeets are flying free in nature. These parakeets were confiscated in Ecuador and returned to wild after a comprehensive and careful reintroduction...
Traditions helping to save macaws in Bolivia
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Traditions helping to save macaws in Bolivia

May 31st, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
The Beni festivities have taken place in Trinidad, where headdresses and sombreros feature strongly in the local celebrations. The presence of Loro Parque Fundación has been decisive, as it stressed the importance of using...
Beginning the year at Loro Parque Fundación
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Beginning the year at Loro Parque Fundación

March 11th, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
At European latitudes, especially in the south and from February on, parrots notice an increase in daylight hours. They are getting more active now...
Loro Parque Fundación invests 1 million $ to conservation projects in 2019
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Loro Parque Fundación invests 1 million $ to conservation projects in 2019

January 9th, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
The Loro Parque Fundación recently held the annual meeting of its Advisory Committee, which has decided how to distribute the $1,000,000 that the foundation...

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