Palm oil

Palm oil

The increasing production of palm oil leads to the devastation of the natural environment, particularly in Southeast Asia. Animals found in tropical rain forests, including orangutans, tigers or tapirs are at risk. Top zoos of the world signed the statement on palm oil, which aims to promote...

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, Prague Zoo marked World Orangutan Day, the celebration of one of the most endangered great ape species on the planet.

May Day 2014 at Prague Zoo. Photo: František Tymr, Zoo Praha

On Thursday, May 8, 2014 our zoo hosted children from six associated schools and children’s clubs from all across the Czech Republic, who presented their projects to inform the public about palm oil threath.

In spring 2014 a special palm plantation has grown at Zoo Praha. Accompanied by educational posters it provides the information increasing production of palm oil and its devastating impact on the natural environment...

Malayan tapir at Prague Zoo, Photo: Archive Zoo Praha

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Prague Zoo joined the ranks of zoos celebrating World Tapir Day, this year focused on Palm oil.