This Easter Week Loro Parque has a special reason to celebrate these holidays after expanding the family of terrestrial mammals with the birth of Happy, a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes).
The animal, called Happy or Feliz in Spanish, takes its name at birth on March 20, celebrated as International Happiness Day, and is currently healthy and strong under the arms of his mother Silvi and his father Churrero. For Silvi is not his first experience as a mother since Happy is the second to take care, yes, under the eyes of the father, who is also the patriarch of the family.
With about 1.8 kilos, this species is in danger of extinction was welcomed with joy by the juveniles of the family, now forming an exhibition composed of 8 chimpanzees who were rescued by Seprona a few years ago from a confiscated park . Since then they have found a new home in Loro Parque where they feel cared for in all their needs and live completely happy, something that confirms the new birth of the small child.
Constant veterinary supervision is one of the keys to ensuring the welfare of animals. Our priority, as a modern zoo, is to offer animals a complete life in which all their needs, both physiological and social, are more than satisfied.
The chimpanzee is our closest living relative
With which we share 98 percent of our genetic code, in addition to sharing a common ancestor that lived between four and eight million years. In this sense, Happy is the perfect ambassador of this curious species that, despite being the most widespread and numerous among the great apes, is threatened and its population does not cease to decay. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates that more than 50 per cent of all chimpanzees in the world will have disappeared by 2050.
It is a pride for Loro Parque to be able to present this new member of the zoo, and we encourage everyone who wants to meet Happy to come. The Park opens its doors 365 days a year, allowing visitors to explore nature and discover biodiversity at any time. There is also a special offer for Canarian residents, who can visit the park for only 19.50 euros (or 13.50 euros for children from 6 to 11 years) and enjoy this Easter different activities for children such as pintacaras or a free entry For the Orca Tren, among other initiatives.