Valentines Day Candy

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.



Search Blog & Website
Subscribe to Houston Zoo News
Get the latest stories and updates from the Zoo in your inbox! Find out how: Houston Zoo News
Houston Zoo Facebook Page

Thanks to TXU Energy, we’re open late again this Friday for Cool Nights. This week, we’re hosting a Pollinator Party! Learn about butterflies, bees, and bats and the important role they play in producing some of your favorite foods. With music, games, and activities, we’ve got tons of fun for the whole family. ... See MoreSee Less

2

Thanks to TXU Energy, we’re open late again this Friday for Cool Nights. This week, we’re hosting a Pollinator Party! Learn about butterflies, bees, and bats and the important role they play in producing some of your favorite foods. With music, games, and activities, we’ve got tons of fun for the whole family.

Our Jacob's four-horned sheep are shedding their winter weight just in time for the summer heat! Hawthorne and Hemingway were treated to a makeover that relieved them of 10% of their total weight. Their wool will be used as enrichment for other animals this summer. Check out their stylish transformation in these before and after pictures. ... See MoreSee Less

22

Our Jacobs four-horned sheep are shedding their winter weight just in time for the summer heat! Hawthorne and Hemingway were treated to a makeover that relieved them of 10% of their total weight. Their wool will be used as enrichment for other animals this summer. Check out their stylish transformation in these before and after pictures.

Comment on Facebook

What do you mean by "enrichment"? You gonna give the wool to the monkeys to spin and turn into clothes?

i know they must feel so much better, especially with the heat coming in!!!

Is there any chance that they might sunburn with their wool being so short now?

Looking good :) least now they can enjoy the sun instead of getting too hot under all that wool

These sheep are one of my favorite breeds of sheep. Very cute!

Aww. ♥️. Sheep sheeps!

Looking very cool!! Thanks I am sure they appreciate it!! 😀

Wow! They are beautiful

I love their names. 😍

OMG! Cute either way! Awwwwwwwwwww

Ahhh, much better!

Looking like hot stuff guys!!!!

They are beautiful!!! 😍😍

Lana Wynne, we have missed you on Fridays!

😊

Is Levi still there too? He was my favorite!

Maryalice Torres that's Tony 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

Juana Searcy lol.

TheQueen MrsAndrea Puentes

Erick Coronado

+ View more comments