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Subtropic garden Tigaiga

Donnerstag, September 9th, 2010

The Hotel Tigaiga in Puerto de La Cruz owns a unique, subtropic garden. The hotel is placed above the centre of Puerto de La Cruz near the Taoro park.

Hotel Tigaiga and its garden exist since 1959. The surface area of the subtropic garden amounts more than 4.000 m². In this little paradise you can find blooming flowers in nearly all the colours, plenty of palm trees, aquatic plants and much more. The different plants … Read the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: Flowers & Plants, Hotels, Parks & Gardens, Puerto de la Cruz

Loro Parque

Mittwoch, April 1st, 2009

The Loro Parque is a huge zoo in Puerto de La Cruz, situated on the North of the isle of Tenerife. This attraction has been founded by Wolfgang Kiessling and his father.

Orca Tenerife
one of the orcas in Loro Parque

This Park is like a botanic garden and a zoo. Here you can find many attractions beside a huge variety of animals. Early Loro Parque has been a zoo for lots of species of birds an parrotsRead the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: About Tenerife, Animals, Dolphins & Whales, Loro Parque, Nature, Parks & Gardens, Photo-Blog, Puerto de la Cruz

White Tiger in the Loro Parque, Puerto de la Cruz

Mittwoch, März 21st, 2007

White tiger swimming - Tenerife

It’s a common misconception that cats hate swimming in particular and water in general.

My experience of the domestic moggy is strictly limited, but I’ve watched Prince, one of the star attractions at Loro Parque, Tenerife’s biggest tourist attraction, enjoying a dip in his private pool on several occasions. He loves it.

Indeed, tigers love water, and white tigers particularly adore it. White tigers have the reputation of being good swimmers but poor climbers.

Which is strange really because … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Animals, Loro Parque, Nature, Photo-Blog, Puerto de la Cruz

Exchanging a glance with a gorilla at loro parque

Montag, März 19th, 2007

Gorilla Loro Parque

«There is more meaning and mutual understanding in exchanging a glance with a gorilla than any other animal I know.»

An estimated 500 million people worldwide heard Sir David Attenborough whisper those words as he lay next to a 100kg female gorilla in Rwanda nearly 30 years ago.

His encounter with the gorillas in the BBC natural history series Life on Earth is one of television’s most memorable.

At Loro Parque in Tenerife, you can’t get quite as close … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Animals, Loro Parque, Nature, Photo-Blog, Puerto de la Cruz