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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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When you pass through Natural Encounters, look up at the trees to see Succotash the sloth hanging out and enjoying an afternoon snack! ... See MoreSee Less

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When you pass through Natural Encounters, look up at the trees to see Succotash the sloth hanging out and enjoying an afternoon snack!

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My favorite! Hubby and I caught video of him eating and moving around, once. I was so excited! Found out after that people were actually watching us, watching the sloth since we were so excited.

So glad to know he is still there. We were there a couple weeks ago and couldn't find him and didn't see his sign posted. Thought he may have passed.

That's precious!!! How long has Succotash been at the Houston Zoo ? I need to get there when the weather cools off. Anastasia Radcliff Joni Davis

Christopher Casey There. Is. A. Sloth. At. The. Zoo. Let's go, meow.

Deanne Galloway, how come we've never seen the Sloth?!?!

I saw one if these yesterday behind the counter at the USPS! Lol

Stephanie Rice Hudson.....this is the sloth that was asleep when we went to the zoo last month

No way, we have a sloth at the zoo?? never knew that! my daughter is gonna love this!!!!!!!!!!

I REALLY LOVE YOUR PICKS OF YOUR ANIMALS. CAN'T GET THERE BUT LOVE THEM. THANK YOU!!!!!

Jacob Lange Tara Widmer Jessica Trafton what is this!! i didnt know they had one?!?! 😫

It's your surprise sloth Tonya!

I did not know we have a sloth in Houston!!

Lauren! Let's go see Succotash!

Love this guy!!! Annalisa!!!

Angel Perez His name is Succotash 😂😍

Dot Voskamp Its name is Succotash. 😭❤

SLOTH. Man, I wanted to see sloths last time I was there.

Are there any pygmy Marmosets??

Love the name! :D

Lucky tree ❤

Sloth! What...can...I...do...for...you...today?

What happened to the tiny armadillo?

Miss you Ashlee!

We love to see the sloth!!!!

Oh we love to come by and check out Succotash!!

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We are live with Ruben Dominguez FOX 26 for Party on the Patio this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are live with Ruben Dominguez FOX 26 for Party on the Patio this morning!

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ruben is so cool, i love it when he has jobs for a day.