Sunday, 28 June, 2015
From Oasis Park we want to say good morning to you and bring you the latest news.
As you know the last 48 hours we've tried to keep you informed of the situation and we've been answering one by one all your comments in our social networks, because we understand your interest to know the details of what happened.
As you know, following the unfortunate incident suffered on Friday we had lost two important animals for us and three of our partners and the third animal were injured.
Unfortunately, two of our chimpanzees King and Felipa aren't with us. But Cheeta survived and after being subjected to emergency surgery, her recovery during yesterday was favorable. This morning we woke up with this motivating picture of our friend awake, eating by herself and very attentive to all caregivers even seeking contact and closeness with them.
The three team members who were injured are in stable condition. Two of them were the owners of the park, and have already been given a medical discharge and are at home resting and taking on the great loss, because they had a greater emotional bond with the animals.
The third wounded isn't in danger after various surgeries considering the severity of the injurie. The medical treatment is working. He is currently in ahospital in Las Palmas accompanied by his entire family and one of the owners of the park that follows them from the first minute to convey all the support from Oasis Park and all his colleagues who from here we send a big hug.
We ask of respect for the families of the injured and explain that we've not stopped giving importance to his situation, while it's true that we have considered very important to give to his family the privacy they deserve. They are assimilating and surpassing everything that happened in the past two days.
Because every time we wanted to be open and honest with you, we are obliged to say that we have been very wrapped up by many of you and that's why we thank you. But we also have recived many hard criticisms. And that made us very difficult to continue controlling this hard situation for us.
When we talk about Cheeta, it's because we don't mind King and Felipa who unfortunately aren't with us... If we talk about those two animales, then we are not taking care of Cheeta... On the other hand, if we give intimacy to the wounded people, it's because we don't care of their welfare... When we've talked about the injuries we have done wrong because we have forgotten the animal welfare... And finally, if we've put our visitors safe, it's because we don't love our animals...
We don't explain all thus to hide ourselves behind anything. Each one of those comments have been answered immediately by people we've spent the last 48 hours without sleep. We've been trying to explain to you everything although most of the comments were offensive. We've not had a second to stop and internalize what happened. So we ask you a little bit of empathy because we can assure you that this is very difficult for us.
We need to confess you that a few messages and feedback on our social networks have been removed and reported. Every time we have respected freedom of expression, but considering that our park is a familiar place for young and old people, we'll NEVER tolerate insults or disrespect in any case. NEVER. Or for our workers or the direction or obviously among you. There are many open forums where such behaviors are not penalized but since now none of you are suffering everything that happened more than people who are here. Because of that we ask all of you respect for the family of the victims, and to all the team that are in tension.
Without more to tell, we can only thank you and promise you that we will continue here to solve all your doubts.