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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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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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Amanda DornhorstNina...it's going to be HOT, but I bet Allen would love this.

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Humberto MartinezMason Peters Maria Celeste Rojas they finally put feathers on them! Yay for accuracy!

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Nicki StacyThis dinosaur scared the crap out of my 2yo. 😂

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Kathy Bolin Wisdom HinkleMelissa Eubanks, Austin would love this.

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National Zookeeper Week may only be seven days, but our wonderful keepers offer stimulating enrichment for the animals all year long. Check out what our Natural Encounters team created! ... See MoreSee Less

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National Zookeeper Week may only be seven days, but our wonderful keepers offer stimulating enrichment for the animals all year long. Check out what our Natural Encounters team created!

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Stacee HawkinsHouston Zoo, what variety of rodent is this, please?

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