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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 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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Congratulations to Sara!

Good going Sara congrats

Houston Zoo added 3 new photos.
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The Houston Zoo’s veterinary team removed a fishing hook from the throat of a rare wild sea turtle this morning. This species is called a Kemp’s Ridley; it’s the rarest species of sea turtle and not found in any zoos or aquariums. The turtle has gone back to Galveston where he will be rehabilitated by our partners at NOAA until he is strong enough to be released back into the Gulf of Mexico. The sea turtle was reported by a fisherman that accidentally caught him on their line. You can help us save wild sea turtles spreading this information: If you accidentally catch a sea turtle while fishing, please call 1-866-TURTLE-5 so a biologist can come out and respond to the turtle, giving it adequate care and attention. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Houston Zoo’s veterinary team removed a fishing hook from the throat of a rare wild sea turtle this morning.  This species is called a Kemp’s Ridley; it’s the rarest species of sea turtle and not found in any zoos or aquariums.  The turtle has gone back to Galveston where he will be rehabilitated by our partners at NOAA until he is strong enough to be released back into the Gulf of Mexico.  The sea turtle was reported by a fisherman that accidentally caught him on their line.  You can help us save wild sea turtles spreading this information:  If you accidentally catch a sea turtle while fishing, please call 1-866-TURTLE-5 so a biologist can come out and respond to the turtle, giving it adequate care and attention.

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Sea turtle Inc. Is amazing. They are in South Padre. I just visited over the weekend.

Thank you for caring for them! We went to padre island national seashore park and got to see 89 kemp's Ridley baby sea turtles released. It was amazing!

Diane Burris Bookhammer just in case yall ever catch a turtle

They are the most endangered.

Thanks for taking care of the turtle....😊

It's beautiful

TRUE HEROES!

Hooray for Dr. Joe!!! Savior of turtles!❣️

Thank you🐢💚

excellent work!

Thank you for helping this rare sea turtle. :) I hope for a positive outcome.

Daniel Head I want to be a turtle rescuer!

Thank you so much!

Ashley Boland we know all about the kemps now!

Mark since you fish.

poor baby! thank you for helping him <3

Roy Baker

Thank you for all the care that you provide.

Jill

Thank you for your care!

Thanks for helping

Thank you! ❤🐢

Alex Thomas

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Houston Zoo shared Dickerson Park Zoo's live video.
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This Friday at 10 a.m., the Houston Zoo is going live to talk about tigers and saving them in the wild. Today, you can hear from Dickerson Park Zoo. Check out The Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Animal Planet for more information on this important project! www.animalplanet.com/wild-animals/tigerpedia/

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Talking tigers with AZA & Animal Planet
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Neha Madhani

Bmiano Martinez

Joy Sanford Horn

Jessica Walcik.

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