Category Archives: Palm Oil

Adopted! Baby Orangutan Accepted by Surrogate Mother

After months of around-the-clock hand-raising by a team of 50 trained care givers, Aurora – the Houston Zoo’s baby Bornean orangutan – has finally been adopted by surrogate orangutan mother, Cheyenne. Aurora was abandoned by her mother, Kelly, shortly after … Continue reading

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Orangutans and Granola Bars

How do a West African plant and you, a consumer in America, contribute to a growing wildlife crisis in Asia?  The first part of the answer involves the African oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) that produces an edible vegetable oil … Continue reading

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