Are Your Treats Threatening Our Biodiversity?

Next week, kids of all ages will be parading through the streets to collect their Halloween treats. As everybody is getting ready for this highly anticipated evening, we must question ourselves concerning the treats we choose to give, and this, in order to limit their impact on our biodiversity.

The world production of palm oil is the most important of all vegetable oils and among the cheapest ingredients to enter the list of almost 50% of current consumer products. About 90% of palm oil production comes from Indonesia and Malaysia. Agricultural techniques, which often don’t respect the principles of sustainable development, put hundreds of animal species at risk, among them, orangutans, the emblematic animal of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.

With more than a hundred designations, palm oil is hidden among the ingredients of several everyday products, from shampoo to lipstick, hazelnut spread to ice cream.

For Halloween, CAZA (Canada’s accredited Zoos and Aquariums), of which the Zoo de Granby is a member, is inviting the public to act for biodiversity through these two simple actions:
- Commit to buy treats that contain no palm oil, or to buy treats that were prepared with sustainably developed palm oil.
- Download the “sustainable palm oil shopping” application to easily and quickly consult the status of the consumer product you would like to purchase.

Whether you’re an astronaut, a superhero or a witch, let’s commit to celebrate the day with respect to our biodiversity!

Testimonials

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger