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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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Missed the snow last weekend? Don’t worry, we’re bringing the frozen winterland back tomorrow for a FairyTAILS themed Cool Nights! Wear your favorite fairytale gown or superhero cape for an enchanting evening of music and activities. Thanks to TXU Energy, the Zoo is open late every Friday through August 11 so you can enjoy the animals while avoiding the heat. www.houstonzoo.org/cool-nights/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Missed the snow last weekend? Don’t worry, we’re bringing the frozen winterland back tomorrow for a FairyTAILS themed Cool Nights! Wear your favorite fairytale gown or superhero cape for an enchanting evening of music and activities. Thanks to TXU Energy, the Zoo is open late every Friday through August 11 so you can enjoy the animals while avoiding the heat. https://www.houstonzoo.org/cool-nights/

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Natalie Padierna they'll be open late now to avoid the heat Juan Padierna

What is theme for Aug 11th

Julius Carrion

Asta what time

I wish we could go! This is awesome

A little hot for a princess gown

Sounds like a fintastic time!!

Gregg Jameson Kite we need to do this some night!!!

Josh Pesina let's take the boys tomorrow night

Fabian Fabian let's go

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April Murillo let's go!

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Vamos con Bibis😍😍 Lorena Mendez Jose Mendez

Kirstie Lamontagne! Let's try and go?

Tarrah Monson Macbeth, maybe next friday?

Juanysusy López Perez... take the kids!

Reya Zamani and Kristin Simmons!!!!

Edwin Landin let's go

Tomorrow Elvira Sanchez

Dania Lucia Barahona vamos 😬😬

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Corbin Metoyer Marissa Covarrubias Cazares

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Houston Zoo shared Topeka Zoo's live video.
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Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the Houston Zoo is going live to talk about tigers and how we're helping to save them in the wild. Today, you can watch the Topeka Zoo's video about their tiger and their conservation efforts. Check out The Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Animal Planet to see more about this important project! www.animalplanet.com/wild-animals/tigerpedia/
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We are happy to share that our Houston Zookeeper Sara Riger has won the American Association of Zoo Keepers Golden Keeper award! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for her last week. Sara is a wonderful zookeeper, colleague, and friend, and we are so proud to have her with us here in Houston! Come by and visit Sara in the Naturally Wild Swap Shop.Thank you everyone for your patience.... and the Winner is....

Congratulations to our Golden Keeper Winner, Sara Riger! It was very, VERY close between her and our runner up, Mo O’Leary. Both have been deemed true inspirations to their peers and heroes of conservation. Congratulations to you both. Please send an email to Kristen.scaglione@aazk.org so we can arrange for you to receive your prize.

ALL ten nominees are truly Golden Keepers. Thank you for everything that you do every single day!
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We are happy to share that our Houston Zookeeper Sara Riger has won the American Association of Zoo Keepers Golden Keeper award! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for her last week. Sara is a wonderful zookeeper, colleague, and friend, and we are so proud to have her with us here in Houston! Come by and visit Sara in the Naturally Wild Swap Shop.

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What an honor! Congratulations Sara Riger...way to go!!!

Congratulations. Houston Zoo and its employees deserve all the praise they can get.

Well deserved!!! Congratulations Sara.

Congratulations to Sara!

Good going Sara congrats

Fantastic!!!! Congrats, Sara!

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