Explore our enormous indoor rainforest. Trek through the humid tropics via SE Asia, West Africa and South America.
Palm oil comes from oil palms! The oil palm is native to West Africa where it has long been an important staple. Today it is the most important oil-producing plant from the tropics; fast growing, the oil can be harvested within five years of planting, and it has an extremely high yield compared with other vegetable oil-producing plants. You can find these towering trees growing as part of the Palm Oil Exhibit in our Rainforest Biome.