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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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Happy #WildWed to our favorite duo! Check out the collection of Boomerangs we have captured at the unbelievable daily Grizzly Bear Feeding at 10:30! 🐻🐻🐻 “Kiona” and “Kachina” are 13-year-old Grizzly bear sisters who were rescued and brought to the Zoo in 2005. They were found orphaned at 18 months old by Montana Fish and Wildlife. Given their age, the sisters were deemed too young to be left on their own, as bears generally stay with their mother for 24-36 months. As a result, San Francisco Zoo rescued the sisters in 2005 to prevent them from being euthanized. The Hearst Grizzly Gulch was built to allow the bears to serve as animal ambassadors, giving guests the opportunity to learn more about the status of grizzlies in the wild. The large exhibit provides an up-close view for guests to watch the sisters interact with one another and forage for food. Their inquisitive behavior makes learning about bear conservation fun and interesting for both children and adults. Learn more about their story here: bit.ly/29yaLXa

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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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Angie HernandezOur son would love to see the Komodo dragons David Falcon

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Florine ChanJared Li look! They have another komodo dragon! They say they had him for several years already but not enough space in the exhibit

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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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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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Tina IrwinDid we get a new Komodo dragon?

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Lauren WashburnY'all got 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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Karissa TantonSince Hey Arnold, the cartoon, komodo dragons have been a favorite. Too cute!!

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

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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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Juliann PeltonRob Pelton we have to go see him when the weather cools off!

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

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Nikki Christianyes!!!!! I am so excited!! The dragons are my favorite thing to see at the zoo!!!!

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

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Dara ColemanJamality Higginbotham I thought this was one of your cakes hahahaha

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Kelsey ArnoldFor those that don't see it

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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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Justin BackmanWell that's terrifying

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