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March 6, 2017

Sign-Ups For Woodland Park Zoo’s Popular Fecal Fest Begin Today!

Kirby Lindsay Laney
It's time for gardeners to enter to win some Zoo Doo!  Photo by Ryan Hawk, for WPZ

It’s time for gardeners to enter to win some Zoo Doo! Photo by Ryan Hawk, for WPZ

With the arrival of spring, it is time once again to register for Woodland Park Zoo’s exotic, highly-coveted composts.  The annual Fecal Fest kicks off today, March 6th, with sign-ups accepted through March 27th.

The Zoo has composed a set of fertilizers, bedspread, and composts, using the unique access they have to the waste of the non-primate herbivores, and other exotic animals.  The special recipes the scientists at the Zoo comes up with for these products are a boon to gardeners, for growing veggies and annuals.

With access to a lot of, um, exotic waste product, WPZ creates an incredible natural fertilizer for area gardens.  Photo by Adrian Laney, Sep '14

With access to a lot of, um, exotic waste product, WPZ creates an incredible natural fertilizer for area gardens. Photo by Adrian Laney, Sep ’14

  • Zoo Doo – a long revered product developed from the feces of hippos, giraffes, mountain goats, tapirs and more – can be purchased in containers of 5, 10, 20 and 50 gallon sizes, along with truck loads.  Due to the high demand, fans must enter on-line to win a chance to purchase this product.  Prices vary by amount, ranging from $5 for five gallons to $80 for an 8’ x 4’ truck bed load.  Pint-sized buckets are available for $4.95.
  • Bedspread – a premium composted mulch combining Zoo Doo, sawdust, and wood chips – is available by the truck load.  Like the Zoo Doo, bedspread must be won by online entry, and prices vary from $40 for a 6’ x 3’ truck bed to $60 for an 8’ x 4’ truck.
  • Worm Doo – worm castings made from Zoo Doo and coffee grounds – can be purchased in pints.  This private reserve, exceptionally rich soil can be acquired, starting today, in pint-sized buckets.  These cost $10 and can be purchased, along with pints of Zoo Doo, in the ZooStore.
Place an order for the highly coveted (not kidding) Zoo Doo!  Photo by Ryan Hawk, for WPZ

Place an order for the highly coveted (not kidding) Zoo Doo! Photo by Ryan Hawk, for WPZ

To get your chance at Zoo Doo or Bedspread, fill out the on-line form on the Zoo.org website, by March 27th.  Only one entry per person, and entries will be randomly selected according to supply and demand.  Pick-up dates are between April 8th – 29th, and only cash or checks will be accepted (no plastic.)

Find out all the details about Fecal Fest, and the great ways to use these special products, on the Zoo.org website.

 


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