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Enter to get your Zoo Doo on Wednesday

Posted by Geeky Swedes on August 30th, 2010

It’s stinky, it’s steamy and it’s just waiting to go home with you. Dr. Doo, also known as the Prince of Poo has announced the Fall Fecal Fest at the Woodland Park Zoo – a time when local gardeners enter to purchase the coveted Zoo Doo or Bedspread.

Photo courtesy Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.

According to the zoo, “Zoo Doo is the most exotic and highly prized compost in the Pacific Northwest, composed of exotic species feces contributed by the zoo’s non-primate herbivores. It’s perfect for vegetables and annuals. 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.”

Send in a postcard between September 1 and September 19th for your chance to buy the poo. You are only allowed to send in one postcard for each drawing. 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.

Send a standard postcard to:
Dr. Doo
Woodland Park Zoo
601 N. 59th St.
Seattle, WA 98103.

Include the following information:

• Name
• Day and evening phone numbers
• Preference: Zoo Doo or Bedspread
• Amount of Zoo Doo or Bedspread you’d like to purchase (anything from a garbage bag to a full-size, pick-up truck load)
• Weekday or weekend preference for pick-up

The cost for Zoo Doo and Bedspread: Pick-up truck 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.

Pick-up dates for Zoo Doo or Bedspread begin Oct. 2 through Oct. 16. The zoo provides the shovels and the lucky winners load their compost.

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 SPG // Aug 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    poop.

  • 2 Christopher Rivera // Sep 1, 2010 at 4:26 am

    After reading the first paragraph, I had to laugh and sit in a bit of awe for the whole idea. Who ever said a stinky idea wasn't a great idea. Now thinking about it, I'm surprised the Bronx Zoo never offered something like this.

    I relayed the story to my girlfriend and now she seems a bit interested in buying said poo. Overall, I think I stepped into that one.

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