Birthday boy takes cake
DID somebody say cake?
Zoos Victoria conservation director Rachel Lowry said orang-utan numbers were dropping as they lost their rainforest habitat.
“Palm oil is in at least 50 per cent of the manufactured foods we buy, but in most cases we don’t know that because it is currently legal to label it as vegetable oil,” she said. “We want that to change, so we as consumers will be able to exercise the right to choose products with full knowledge of the ingredients included.”
To mark Menyaru’s birthday, Zoos Victoria provided funds to buy two motorbikes for conservationists helping injured or orphaned orang-utans in Tripa.
Net link: zoo.org.au/palmoil
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