As our mission states we aim to connect people with nature in hoping to spark a deeper understanding of the world we live in. In turn; hopefully encouraging actions big & small that help conserve this beautiful planet we all share. Join us on our campaign for conservation!

Reduce – Reuse- Recycle

This is now a well known phrase but here are a few ways to introduce or incorporate this practice into your everyday life.   

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Recycling

At the Zoo we aim to recycle as much as we can, we also recycle many items from our homes and turn them into enrichment items to use for the animals.

The world has a plastic pollution problem! A 2015 study by UC Santa Barbara calculated that every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. It’s equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world! This affects every aspect of ocean life. 

Good news is that we can do something! Making sure items are recycled or disposed of properly or reducing the amount of plastic we use on a daily basis is a great & easy step to take!

One of Pacific Animal Production’s first volunteers from the early 90s has put in place a fantastic recycling program in the Tulum/Akumal region of Mexico. No Mas Plastik has excelled both in education and action.

Compost

There are lots of good reasons to compost. Save money, save resources, improve your soil and reduce your impact on the environment. Regardless of your reasons, composting is a win/win scenario. Good for you and good for the environment. Adding compost to your garden will not only fertilize, it actually feeds your soil with a diversity of nutrients and microorganisms that will improve plant growth. Chemical fertilizers on the other hand provide a quick burst of a limited number of nutrients that can wash away into our rivers and streams. Compost also increases soil stability, improves drainage and helps retain moisture.

We compost poop, food scraps, hay, straw & all other organic material at the Zoo and then use the compost to help feed our plants around the facility.

Be Conscious

“The People who make the biggest difference are the ones who do the little things consistently.”

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Easy Swaps

By being a conscious consumer we can make a huge impact. Small daily choices can easily become habits that lead to big changes in the world.

It’s as simple as foregoing the plastic bags you put your produce in or using a reusable water bottle instead of plastic ones. Remembering to grab your reusable grocery bags or reaching for a cloth towel instead of a paper one; it all adds up to changes that help this planet and the animals that live on it.

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Palm Oil

Palm Oil is now one of the most common vegetable oils in the world and is found in everything from shampoo to donuts. It is sadly also the leading driving force of deforestation.

Palm oil is extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree, Elaeis guineensis, which thrives in humid climates. The large majority of palm oil production occurs in just two countries, Malaysia and Indonesia, where huge areas of tropical forests and peatlands (carbon-rich swamps) are being cleared to make way for oil palm plantations, releasing carbon into the atmosphere to drive global warming while shrinking habitats for a multitude of endangered species including Orangutans & Sumatran Elephants & Sumatran Tigers.

We challenge you to check your cupboards and pantries to check to see which items are made with palm oil and then check to see if that company uses & supports sustainable palm oil.

Download the app “Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping” to help you guide your purchases & see which companies are leading the way using sustainable Palm Oil.

Giving Back

We are excited to announce that we will be donating a portion of our proceeds from part of our Bugology Butterfly Feeding Experience to Pollinator Partnerships, a non-profit whose mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.

Pollinators

Why Pollinators? Because even the little things make a big difference.
Pollinators have a huge impact in our daily lives and we don’t even know it!
They are crucial to the growth of our food supply as well as playing a key role in ecosystems.

We are slowly growing our Volunteer program if you are interested in joining our team of volunteers please email zoo@pacificanimalproductions.com.
We ask that Volunteers be 16 or older.