With Palm oil hitting the headlines of late, how timely that it falls right in the middle of Orangutan Caring Week! 🧡
In the last 30 years, orangutans have lost 80% of their forest habitat as a result of oil palm plantations, acacia plantations, illegal logging, fire, mining and demands from the growing human population.
As a result of this, Bornean orangutans are now classified as endangered with less than 45,000 left in the wild, and Sumatran orangutans are classified as critically endangered with as few as 7300 remaining. Experts estimate that if this rate of deforestation continues then orangutans could become extinct in the wild in less than 25 years.
Our support for The Orangutan Foundation continues. Please take a moment to learn about the devastating effects Palm oil consumption is having and what you can do to help our orange friends!
It's easy, choose #NoPalmOil or #SustainablePalmOil 👍
https://www.orangutan.org.uk/orangutan-caring-week/ #orangutan #borneanorangutan #palmoil #deforestation #ape #primate #critically endangered #blackpoolzoo #blackpool #lanashire