With Halloween just around the corner, please remember to make sure that the candy you buy is orangutan-friendly. Palm oil is found in many products and if not grown sustainably, can have serious impacts on wildlife in the areas in which it is grown (primarily Borneo and Sumatra.) The guide above provides some information on which companies have committed to using sustainably-grown palm oil. You can learn more about what you can do to protect wildlife with your consumer choices via the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s website: http://www.cmzoo.org/index.php/conservation-matters/palm-Oil-Crisis/

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, professor, ABEC and Biology