Recent Animals press releases & news

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[PRESSWIRE] Puerto de la Cruz - 13 November, 2019 --  Scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, based at the Max-Planck Comparative Cognition Research station in the Loro Parque, Tenerife, found that four species of parrots did not show any negative reaction to their partner receiving a better pay-off than themselves from a human experimenter in exchange for tokens. Unlike most tested primate species so far, who so to speak “freak out” if their partner gets a better reward, the parrots reacted neither to their partner receiving something better for the same effort (i.e. to an unequal food distribution), nor to having to work harder for the same reward (thus to unequal effort).

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[PRESSWIRE] SPAIN – 21 October, 2019 -- The headquarters of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands this Friday, October 18, hosted the presentation of the prestigious Gorilla 2018 Award to Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.  The award celebrates its sixteenth anniversary this year and highlights environmental responsibility, taking into account strategies and actions to conserve biodiversity and the sustainable use of resources.

[PRESSWIRE] Spain – 19 July, 2019 -- It is sad but true: nowadays, our World is facing the strongest environmental crisis ever, and its effects are causing the sixth major extinction of the planet Earth. More than 7,700,000,000 human beings are exhausting the World’s natural resources, extinguishing species, changing the climate, polluting the oceans, and expelling animals from their natural habitats.

[PRESSWIRE] KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 13, 2019 -- PetSafe® brand, an industry leader in innovative pet product solutions, is launching 22 new products at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida, March 20–22, 2019.

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[PRESSWIRE] Tenerife – 25 February, 2019 -- The six specimens of Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari) born in the Loro Parque Foundation's facilities and moved last August to Brazil for their reinsertion in nature have already managed to adapt to the harsh conditions of their habitat in the Caatinga and are now flying free in the wild.  The parrot is one of the most important projects of the Foundation, which has managed to move its category on the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from ‘critically endangered’ to ‘endangered’.

[PRESSWIRE] Puerto de La Cruz - 03 January, 2019 -- This week, Loro Parque Fundación has signed several collaboration agreements and contracts with research teams from the two Canarian universities and the NGOs Elasmocan and AVANFUER, to start the CanBio project, a research programme financed jointly by Loro Parque and the Canary Islands Government.

[PRESSWRE] Tenerife, Spain – 18 January, 2019 -- The population of these endangered birds in the wild has multiplied and reached record numbers thanks to the financial support of the Foundation and the key intervention of the Vatican                                                                                                                                               

[PRESSWIRE] Puerto de La Cruz - December 5th, 2018 -- The Loro Parque Foundation recently held the annual meeting of its Advisory Committee, which has decided how to distribute the $1,000,000 that the Foundation dedicates each year to nature conservation projects carried out in the five continents.  The meeting took place in Puerto de La Cruz, the city where both the non-profit organisation and its main sponsor, Loro Parque, are based.

[PRESSWIRE] Tenerife, Spain - 12 October, 2018 -- A resounding success: that is the summary of the IX Parrot Congress organised by the Loro Parque Foundation and held last week in Tenerife, where 850 congress participants of 47 different nationalities met. The experience, unique in the world, counted on the participation of the most recognised experts in the field worldwide.

[PRESSWIRE] La Paz, Bolivia - 10 October, 2018 -- What may well be the world’s ugliest family of frogs is facing extinction before some of them even have a name for their species - due to a deadly fungus, climate change and pollution.