Zoo launches mobile app to save animals

Zoo launches mobile app to save animals
El Paso Zoo
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:24am

The El Paso Zoo will be launching a new mobile application to help save orangutans, elephants, and their habitat.

The mobile app will help consumers in the United States find out what products contain palm oil so that they can make an informed decision.

The production of palm oil production is currently killing orangutans, elephants and other endangered animals around the world as their tropical rainforest habitat is destroyed by expanding palm oil plantations, according to the El Paso Zoo.

About 50 percent of the goods we use every day including food products, cosmetics and detergents, contain palm oil.

Palm oil has the highest yield of any oil crop and is the cheapest vegetable oil to produce and refine.

The Palm Guide Oil Guide & Scanner app will help raise awareness and get more attention to this expanding global threat.

Although the Mobile App will only be available on iTunes on August 22, a version for android users will be available very soon.

To download the app, go to apple.palmoilapp.com.

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