TripAdvisor has awarded Loro Parque a Travellers’ Choice Award 2017, naming them the best zoo in the world.
The award is based on independent reviews from TripAdvisors’ users. Loro Parque is a 13.5-hectare zoo on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife
Since opening 45 years ago, they have welcomed 47 million visitors from all over the world.
The announcement follows a number of successes from the park. They received the ‘Humane Certified’ certificate from American Human – becoming the first zoo in Europe to receive the certificate.
They were also given a 100% compliance certificate from the Global Welfare Standards of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) – which was issued by the auditors of Global Spirit.
The park has conducted a research and conservation program since 1994. The Loro Parque Fundación, over more than 20 years, has invested more than $17 million into conservation programs. Their slogan is ‘100% for Nature’.
More than 700 million people visit zoos every year