CALGARY ZOO CELEBRATES SHEA BUTTER FACTORY OPENING IN GHANA

Aug 31, 2015

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Zoo is marking the recent opening of the Organic Shea Processing Plant in Wechiau, Ghana with an African celebration on zoo grounds. The event will feature Ghanaian performers, activities for kids as well as special enrichment items for the hippos. The successful opening of the shea butter processing plant makes community conservation a reality, which started with the goal of protecting one of the last wild hippo populations in Ghana, to now creating a sustainable thriving business for the local community.

Media Information:
WHAT: Organic Shea Processing Plant opening celebrations
WHEN: 10 a.m. – noon, Thursday, September 3, 2015
WHERE: Destination Africa Plaza
WHO: Dr. Clément Lanthier, President and CEO Calgary Zoo

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Trish Exton-Parder                             Larissa Mark
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Calgary Zoo                                     Calgary Zoo
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