We’ve created a range of 6 chocolate bars featuring either an endangered or extinct animal.
The chocolate for these bars has been lovingly handmade especially for us by Kernow Chocolate right here in Cornwall.
Also, the inner bag is made of cellulose (a plant based material) which is biodegradable & compostable!
Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)
Status: critically endangered
Less than ninety Amur leopards live in the forest of Russia and northeast China; in a patch that’s smaller than Dorset. This solitary, nocturnal animal has been hunted for its fur for decades. Today its habitat is being destroyed by logging, forest fires, roads and development.
They are apex predators and have an important role in maintaining numbers of other species and a healthy ecosystem.
Dodo (Raphus cucullatus)
This iconic flightless bird was endemic to the island of Mauritius. It became extinct in 1681, less than hundred years after the arrival of Dutch sailors. They hunted the dodo for meat, destroyed much of its habitat and brought with them a host of other species alien to the island.
Rats, pigs and domestic animals ate the dodo’s chicks and eggs, ultimately driving the species to extinction.
Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
Woolly mammoths once roamed the entire northern hemisphere. Populations started to decline at the end of the last ice-age, they disappeared from Europe 14,000yrs ago but clung on in remote islands in the arctic until 4,000yrs ago.
These lost giants were ancestors to modern elephants and around the same size. They met their demise due to changes in the climate and hunting by humans.
Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapenuliensis)
Only discovered in 2017, this species is the rarest great ape in the world. Around 800 live in the Batang Toru rainforest in Sumatra.
The forest has been greatly diminished from logging in the past and is still under threat today from gold mining and the building of a new hydroelectric dam. A conservation plan must be put in place before it’s too late for the Tapanuli Orangutan.
Northern White Rhino (Ceratotheriu m simum ssp. cottoni)
Status: functionally extinct.
Only two northern white rhinos remain in the world. Najin and Fatu are both female and live in Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This sub-species of white rhino has been driven to near extinction by illegal hunting for its horn.
There’s a glimmer of hope – assisted reproduction and stem cell technologies are being developed to try and bring this species back from the brink.
Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate)
Status: critically endangered.
Hawksbill populations have declined around 90% in 100 years. Its’ prized ‘tortoise shell’ is still traded for use in jewellery and ornaments, despite it being illegal.
Like many turtles, threats from loss of nesting and feeding habitats, pollution and entanglement in fishing nets is having massive impacts. Sea turtles are vital in maintaining healthy marine and sand dune ecosystems, by eating vegetation and providing nutrients.
Ingredients & allergens
Sugar 42%, Cocoa Butter 24%, Whole Milk Powder 22.5%, Cocoa Mass 11%, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin <1%, Natural Vanilla Flavouring <1%.
For allergens see ingredients in bold.
Made in a factory that handles ingredients containing gluten, egg.
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