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How is this related to Wildlife Conservation – really? Yes, there is a method and message, to our madness…

Palm Oil and The Great Chocolate Debate. It can help save the lives of Orangutans and many other species living on Borneo and Sumatra. Palm oil is a form of edible vegetable oil produced from the African oil plam tree (Elaeis guineensis) which has been planted on plantations throughout Malaysia and Indonesia, home to some of the world’s most endangered wildlife. These plantations replace tropical rainforest acreage in staggering numbers.

Rainforest? No. Palm Oil Plantation? Yes.

What we are asking you to do is to be a responsible consumer and purchase products from companies which either do not use palm oil or are part of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm oil. You can do that by taking a quick look at this Orangutan Friendly Palm Oil Valentine Guide.

To learn more about the issues facing wildlife and palm oil just link here.



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Cheetahs in 360°
In our first 360° video, we're taking you on an early morning walk with our cheetahs thanks to GoPro and Google! Click and drag to see the cheetahs as they pass by the camera!
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Debra RodriguezThe cheetahs are beautiful. What is that cane looking tool that 2 of the zoo keepers are carrying?

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Jesse CamposThey walk the cheetahs regularly, with a dog who is one of the cheetahs companions! Truly majestically to see in person!

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Robert BakerI love to see when the cheetahs go to Sam Houston race park and run

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April Renee LegerThis looks like a future video for someone 'accidentally' getting killed bc they thought it was ok to walk a wild animal on a leash!! Absurd!

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Afiya ExtavourMan I miss seeing this early in the morning!

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Casey Mcaninchoh my goodness these cheetahs are beautiful

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Wendy Patton FaithSo awesome! Tabitha Sommerville Bohac, check this out with the boys.

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Tracy Watler GuaraHa! Who knew you could walk a cheetah on a leash!

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Andrea Jordan VirnauSo cool! My daughter is looking forward to walking with them in September!!!( and I'll b there, too!)

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Debby Scarborough WendtThe cheetahs look so calm. Love this!!

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Krystal RiosWow! Do members get to see that?

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Mark N Dana Spencer-FreezeI so would love to do that with my grandson!

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Sammi KerrAmazing

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Diana Nina PerezLook Cindy Celaya I had no idea they walked them!

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Angela Fritz SmithWow. Cool. Love the new feature

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Kelly Neuberger DonnellyKristin Thomas this would be great for your twins!

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Richard MalloyI want to do this! 😄

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Deanne GallowaySarah Jacobson they get to go on walks!!

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Debbie MoriceDid that last summer. Great behind the scenes experience.😊

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This Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, we're throwing a Dino Day celebration! During Dino Day, you can see our incredible DINOSAURS! exhibit, play games, participate in a dino dig, and more! www.houstonzoo.org/dinos/ ... See MoreSee Less

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This Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, were throwing a Dino Day celebration! During Dino Day, you can see our incredible DINOSAURS! exhibit, play games, participate in a dino dig, and more!  http://www.houstonzoo.org/dinos/
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