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Celebrate a palm oil-free Easter

Zoo News - Posted 17 April 2014

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Treat your chocolate-loving loved ones to palm oil-free Easter treats. There's a wide range of chocolate and Easter egg options that are all palm oil-free. 

Check out the palm oil-free easter guide here. 

The clearing of rainforests in South East Asia to make way for oil palm plantations is posing a threat to hundreds of amazing animal species including the Sumatran tiger, orangutan, Asian rhino and Asian elephant. At the current rate of deforestation, these species could be extinct in the wild by 2022. 

Palm oil is used in at least one out of every 10 supermarket products, but the good news is there are still lots of products on offer to you that are palm oil-free. By making palm oil-free choices now, we can ensure that New Zealand does not help create a future without magnificent rainforest species like Sumatran tigers. 

For your own palm oil-free shopping guide, click here

Want to meet a Sumatran tiger up close? Grab a Face2Face encounter when you visit Hamilton Zoo. Only $15 per person for an amazing experience and 10% of every fee goes to the Hamilton Zoo Conservation Fund to help animals in the wild. Tune into to 92.2 MORE FM with Kendall Forbes for your chance to win a Face2Face for two this school holidays.

Check out MORE FM's little teaser from Kendall's visit to the zoo.

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