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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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Meet Boga! Boga is an eight year old Komodo dragon who enjoys digging and pretending he's a dinosaur. ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Boga! Boga is an eight year old Komodo dragon who enjoys digging and pretending hes a dinosaur.

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Nicki StacyI totally didn't see it at first. Thought you were talking about the dinosaur statue. 😂

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Rachel Davenport GomezWe loved Smaug and enjoyed watching him for years. My boys were devastated when he passed but were super excited to meet his nephew a few months later. He sure is feisty! He is a great addition to the Zoo.

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Laura CoxHaha! I thought this was a joke because he was hard to spot at first. He's beautiful!

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Morgan WhiteZachary White how the zoo makes light of an escapee

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Tina IrwinDid we get a new Komodo dragon?

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John Alex NieboerHow do you walk a Komodo dragon?

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Mary L BorjaThe dinosaur part of the zoo is a different price for those who haven't gone

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Toni TagliarinoDid anyone go catch the iguana chilling on the paddle boats yesterday?

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Katrina Steffensenplease don't leave the animals chained up in the parking lot!!!

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Laura CornejoTeresa Reyes I got my coupons in the mail from TXU, that means its about that time!

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Elizabeth TrevelHe looks like he's having a lot of fun playing with the dinosaur.

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Madison DonahueI thought you guys were trying to pull a funny at first, then I saw him by the tail lol

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Michelle Richard SimonsStephen Simons so the habitat won't be so depressing next time.

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Melanie McEwenHe blends right in!

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Sarah StortsThat was like playing "where's waldo?" Lol

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Fabiola GonzalezWelcome Boga!! He looks happy

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Amy HuffIt was blending lol

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Stacey RicksWhen did we get a new dragon?

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Rene CrowIs this a for-real living creature? How amazing!

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Sarah PaulusMy kids also met T-Rex my son didn't like him too much lol

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Jason RudnickiWe miss Smaug!

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Kristy Chandler Keyshe blends in well

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Kelsey ArnoldFor those that don't see it

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Kevin GeaslinBoga, as in Star Wars? Nice reference.

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Matthew Hartman"My people dominated once." 😂😂😂😂

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