Palm Oil Awareness Day

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You probably eat and use palm oil every day. It is found in many foods, cosmetics and bath products. When you look for it on product lables it is also called palm kernel oil and its derivatives, palmitate and palmitic acid, among other names.

The majority of all palm oil is grown and produced in Borneo and Sumatra (home to orangutans, tigers, bears, Sumatran rhinos and more). Millions of acres of rainforests are being cut down and/or burned every year to make way for more palm oil plantations, pushing many species towards extinction.

Join us to learn how you can make the best choices to help protect the animals in these forests.

Event Details

Join us for #PalmOilAwareness day where you can learn more about palm oil, what it is, and what you as a consumer, can do to help wild animals affected by it’s production.

When: October 12, from 10am-3pm
Where: The lawn next to the Malayan tiger exhibit
What’s Happening:
– 10:00am – 2:30pm Activities including coloring and activity sheets, games, art projects, and photo opps
– 10:00am Orangutan Enrichment
– 1:30pm Tiger Enrichment
– 2:30pm Tiger Keeper Chat

If you can’t make it to the event, but want to learn more about palm oil, our friends at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo have put together loads of helpful information! Visit

Ticket Information

This event is included with regular admission.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo Members get in FREE!
Click here for more information on becoming a member.

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