Riverbanks Zoo offers poop for planting

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COLUMBIA— Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is offering lucky gardeners a chance to put in orders for its famed poop produced by elephants, giraffes and zebras.

Zoo spokeswoman Susan O’Cain says one cubic yard of the manure will be available for $43 a load. The manure sells out quickly, and each order is limited to two loads.

Zoo animals produce about 1,500 pounds of manure every day. For those interested in small amounts, pint-size and two-gallon buckets are placed at zoo entrances throughout the year.

O’Cain says the poop will be available for pickup on March 23. Orders may be placed through www.riverbanks.org .

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bdouglas 02/27/12 - 03:04 pm
What a load

What a load of...wait...nevermind! I don't know the going dung rate, but that seems expensive to me for stuff they'll have to get rid of anyway.

my.voice 02/27/12 - 04:02 pm
I can pick up a better load

I can pick up a better load of this for free at any ARC Commission meeting.

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