We added to the exhibition of poisonous creatures a pair of
Surinam toad (Pipa pipa), considered one of the strangest amphibians on the
planet for its morphology and its reproduction. This species is also known in
the Guaraní language of the indigenous people of the Amazon as cururú or frog
of cells. The purpose of this couple's arrival is to contribute in the
reproduction of this species in captivity and reinforce its conservation.
We participated in a study to detect genetic signs in the
Siam crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) and decided if individuals are
genetically viable or hybrid in order to develop breeding and conservation
programmes, both in situ and ex situ. This species is in critical danger of
extinction, considered the most serious threat before being extinguished in
freedom, which makes it the most threatened crocodile on the planet.
The commitment to innovate has led us to reinvent the
celebration of Halloween through the organization of a party in which 150 kilos
of fluorescent powders will be launched. It is the first time in Spain that an
event is organized in which this type of luminescent pigments that shine in the
dark is used. The party, which has been called Holiween, will take place on
Saturday, November 3rd, as a culmination to the activities of Halloween.
We added two new eyeglass cobras (Naja naja) from Lauscha
(Germany) to our exhibition of poisonous creatures. The venom of this snake is
highly dangerous, a gramme of poison from this type of cobra can kill a human.
With the arrival of these specimens we have expanded our bank of antidotes,
thus becoming the only zoo in Spain that has an antidote for this species.
morning the Secretary of State for Tourism recognized Terra Natura Benidorm its
commitment to quality as a tourist destination with the delivery of the SICTED
badge. The Councilman of Festivals and Events of the City of Benidorm, José
Manuel Fernández de Zárate, has been the responsible of giving this recognition
to the General manager of Terra Natura Benidorm, Luis Perea, and the manager of
Operations of the parks, Roberto Cogollos, during the celebration of the
Tourism Awards 'City of Benidorm 2018', which took place in the hall of the
Consistory coinciding with the commemoration of World Tourism Day.
participate in the Indian Rhino Vision 2020 international project, promoted by
the International Rhino Foundation. This in situ conservation action aims to
ensure that the wild population of Indian rhinoceroses that inhabit the seven
protected areas of Assam reach at least 3,000 individuals of the species in
2020. Our collaboration in this project is part of the activity which it
carries out to preserve the conservation of species, both in situ in the place
where it lives, and ex situ.
gone a step further in the conservation of the pit viper (Agkistrodon taylori)
with the birth of four new offspring of this species, considered one of the
most threatened reptiles in America due to the destruction of its natural
habitat. This is the first time that the experts of the park manage to
reproduce this species in captivity in the Benidorm site.
The family of animals of Terra Natura Benidorm has grown
thanks to the birth of a barking deer baby of Reeves (Muntiacus reevesi). With
this arrival, there are now six specimens of the species that lives in the zoo.
This species, belonging to the family of the deer’s, stands out for their
peculiar sound when they are in danger which is similar to a bark.
We are in
luck. The young pair of cotton-headed marmosets has finally managed to breed,
an indicator of the welfare of the species. These marmosets are critically
endangered, the highest threat to an animal species before being considered
Our veterinary team has successfully operated on
a female titi lion with golden head (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) of a tumour,
which she had in her uterus. Marilyn, this is the name of this 11-year-old
titi, she is now recovering satisfactorily and, in a few days, she will be
transferred from the park clinic to her usual facility.
dances and the colours of India will cover Terra Natura Benidorm during the
Holi Hindu festival, which will take place this Saturday, August 18th
at 11.00 am. In this edition, more than 200 kilos of pigmented powders and more
than 5,000 bottles with coloured water have been prepared to commemorate the 46th
birthday of the Elephant Petita. This elephant was rejected by her herd to be
considered ugly according to the canons of beauty established in their species
and today symbolizes the improvement and friendship without barriers.