Just as other zoos, Twycross Zoo believes that sustainable palm oil is the way forward:
‘To cope with the worlds’ demands for vegetable oils and to minimise negative effects for the environment and its people, palm oil must be produced sustainably’
To contribute to this, Twycross Zoo has its own palm oil policy to ensure that all products they buy and sell onsite comply with the Certified Sustainable Palm Oil requirements. In addition, Twycross Zoo is part of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria’s (EAZA) European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for Bornean orang-utans which aims to conserve a genetically healthy population of the species in captivity. They have had great success with their two babies Basuki and Kayan, both born in 2017.
‘Simple consumer actions, such as purchasing products which contain … sustainably sourced palm oil, can really help so each of us individually can make a big difference to this species survival”
Dr Charlotte Macdonald, Director of Life Sciences Twycross Zoo
Photo credits: Twycross Zoo