Loro Parque

Loro Parque was founded in 1972 by Wolfgang Kiessling and his father. On December 17, 1972, Loro Parque was officially opened. At that time, it had a floor area of about 13,000 m² and about 150 parrots, plus a Loro show. It was originally created as a parrot park, which gave it its name, because Loro is the Spanish word for "parrot". Over 3000 palm trees were planted throughout the area. In 1984, Loro Parque hosted the first parrot free flight show in Europe.

The total area of Loro Parque is about 135,000 m² with a total population of about 4500 animals in 570 species.