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Time for some steaming Zoo Doo

Posted by Kate Bergman on February 28th, 2011

The Woodland Park Zoo’s Spring Fecal Fest is almost here. Register for your chance to win some prized zoo animal poo to spread on your garden or yard.

Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.

Zoo Doo is the most exotic and highly prized compost in the Pacific Northwest, perfect for vegetables and annuals, composed of exotic species feces contributed by the zoo’s non-primate herbivores. Bedspread, the zoo’s premium composted mulch, is like Zoo Doo but with higher amounts of wood chips and sawdust. It’s the perfect mulch for perennial beds and woody landscapes such as native gardens, rose beds, shrubs, tree rings or pathways.

For a chance to purchase Zoo Doo or Bedspread, send in a postcard from March 1 through March 18 only. You can enter both the Zoo Doo and Bedspread drawings, but separate postcards are required. For Zoo Doo, mark your postcard “Zoo Doo.” For Bedspread, mark your postcard “B.S.” Entry cards will be selected randomly for as many entrants possible. Dr. Doo will contact the lucky drawn entries only.

Pick-up dates for Zoo Doo or Bedspread begin April 8 through April 24. The lucky winners load the compost, using shovels provided by the zoo.

To enter the random drawing, send one postcard per person (except if you want both Zoo Doo or Bedspread) to Dr. Doo, Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., Seattle, WA 98103.

Your postcard must include: your name, day and evening phone numbers, whether you want Zoo Doo or Bedspread, how much you want (anything from a garbage bag to a full-size, pickup-truck load), and whether you prefer weekday or weekend for pickup.

Zoo Doo and Bedspread prices are: pickup truck with 8×4 bed – $60; 6×4 bed – $45; 6×3 bed – $35. Limit one full truck per person. Garbage cans – $8 to $10 depending on size; bags – $4 to $6 depending on size. Two-gallon and pint-sized buckets are available anytime at the ZooStore for $14.95 and $4.95, respectively.

For more information, call the Poop Line at 206-625-POOP or visit the zoo’s website.



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