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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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We would like to thank our teen Zoo Crew volunteers for their excellent work throughout the past few months. Over the summer, 123 teens contributed 14,144 hours to the Zoo! We can't wait for next year's Zoo Crew and we're excited to work with another group of extremely motivated teens. ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to thank our teen Zoo Crew volunteers for their excellent work throughout the past few months. Over the summer, 123 teens contributed 14,144 hours to the Zoo! We cant wait for next years Zoo Crew and were excited to work with another group of extremely motivated teens.

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Karen Kaudermy son did this for 4 years mostly working in the bird section. He had a great experience mostly cuz of all the great people there. Now he's finishing graduate school! Saying hi to his favorites: Bouncy McBouncyPants and Bobb the Flamingo!!

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Susan Labossiere DraperThanks for giving publicity to the teens doing great things today!

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LisaMarie Flores CastilloLook Viktoria X Flores you can volunteer next summer to get hours.

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Julio TorresTheir Parents must be so proud of this Awesome Young Citizens..! ✅🙏🏼

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Ann PorterAs a docent, I had the pleasure over many years of seeing the teens do an excellent job.

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Michelle GarciaWe are just waiting for my girl to get on the age that she can volunteer....

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Candice Marie Fillman-MatamorasJasmine Matamoras why aren't you in this picture?

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Valentin Ox<3 :) !

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