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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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Get ready for some cuteness overload! Check out our new video starring baby Antonio! This little Baird's tapir was born Saturday, Feb. 4. He'll have his colorful pattern of stripes and spots for a while until they slowly disappear as he grows older.

The Baird’s tapirs at the Houston Zoo are ambassadors for their wild counterparts in South America. The Houston Zoo supports the protection of this endangered species in Central America as well as the Lowland tapir in Brazil through a partnership with the IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group to support field research in Brazil’s Pantanal region.
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That is the cutest god damn thing I have ever seen in my life! 😍😍

The HOUSTON ZOO is FANTASTIC!!! I've watched it grow over the years!!!

I love this sweet and precious baby

SO SO CUTE! I love him <3

Amy, baby tapir Antonio!

Sweat

Elizabeth Jan schaut mal wie knuffig 😍

Awwww he's cute!

Can't wait to meet this baby in person Hope Driggers will be so excited.

Adorable! I love the videos you post.

Dani Mines apparently he's Antonio and not Adrian lol.

i love bairds tapir's !=)

Love Tapirs

Cute little rascal

Dangerous level of cute! :)

Heather look at this cute creature!

I love Tapirs! They are just too cool.

Jessie KateOMG

I wanna nuzzle that nose

So cute and good info thanks

Taryn Miller ... so cute!

Julius Sanchez

Tanner Hohman they're so cute

Lauren Ryan😍

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