Kiessling Recognized For His Ethical Commitment to Loro Parque

Needham, MA

Wolfgang Kiessling, President and Founder of Loro Parque and Loro Parque Foundation, received the Global Humanitarian award from the first state animal protection organization in the United States this September. Specifically, for his efforts on the ethical protection of nature, for the common good and for diversity. These distinctions are given by American Humane.

Monday, the US entity highlighted the efforts of the Canary Islands theme park Loro Parque in terms of protection, conservation and education. More than 17 million euros have been invested in the development of conservation programs at the park. 

The 13.5-hectare Canarian zoo passed a rigorous audit that confirmed that Loro Parque complies with American Humane's conservation standards. This ensured that the animals in the park live in the best conditions regarding health, housing, social interactions, appropriate environments and proper preparation and protocols for managing medical or operational emergencies.


Loro Parque has also recently been recognized as the best zoo in the world according to TripAdvisor. This recognition is based on the thousands of independent opinions of visitors who want to share their experiences in Loro Parque with other users of the Trip Advisor Platform.

Additionally, Loro Parque confirmed its full compliance with the animal welfare standards of the UK Tour Operators Association, after being inspected by Global Spirit auditors and having obtained the highest possible score, 100%. ABTA members include leading tourism industry companies such as Thomas Cook and TUI UK.