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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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Here's another look at Pumpkin! He's a 31-year-old, Bornean orangutan that recently made his public debut in the orangutan habitat at the Houston Zoo after moving to the Bayou City from Jackson, Mississippi late last year. ... See MoreSee Less


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If he came from the zoo I went to in Jackson MS. He will be much happier. That zoo I went to needs to be shut down. It was horrible. I don't particularly like Zoo's but when they are helping animals I am all for it.

I'm so happy to see Pumpkin. He looks so happy and also looks like he loves the glass on his enclosure. Please keep posting updates! 💙💙💙💙💙 from Mississippi

Sofia Siegel and Josh-for my bday next week please take me to visit Pumpkin!!

Would it be weird if I went to the zoo and just sat and watched the Orangutans all day?

Cinthya Bazan Rios show Damian please! Although I'm almost sure he's seen it LOL

Pumpkin seems to be very social. He comes up to the glass to say "hi" to the little guests. We loved meeting him!

Kaleb Johnson Taylor Johnson we will have to go see him, he moved here from Jackson

Watch your kids! So he can live a long full Happy as can be captive life <3 He is beautiful

Well ain't you so handsome, Mr. Pumpkin. 31 and looking good.

He was very interested in dipping dots

I have not seen him outside either. I heard he is usually out in the mornings



He was so sweet!

My nephew absolutely loved Pumpkin!

Pumpkin is precious😘

Kevin Smith we must go visit pumpkin !

Zerin Ch... Let's go!

I keep missing him!!!

😄😄 Bet he wished he could go inside with pumpkin❤

Hi pumpkin

A very handsome guy!

Lee Cade even this monkey got the hell out of Jackson

Sofia Slomba you remember this big guy?? 🙂 you LOVED him! 😂❤️

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