The most desired poop in Seattle is still up for grabs from the Woodland Park Zoo’s Fall Fecal Fest. This annual event is a chance for green thumbs to get a pile of some of the most coveted doo in the city, harvested from some pretty exotic sources: elephants, giraffes and hippos are some of the gracious contributors to this year’s poop stock.
Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo
The non-primate herbivores’ doo makes some prime fecal matter, and is combined with sawdust and woodchips to create Bedspread mulch, which is also available during the Fecal Fest event. Bedspread is used to cushion perennial beds and woody landscapes like rose beds, shrubs and pathways.
Because it’s in such high demand, there’s a drawing to give gardeners a chance to bid on the Zoo Doo and Bedspread. To enter, fill out this online form before Sept. 6, or send in a postcard to the zoo addressed to Dr. Doo, Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St. Seattle WA 98103, and include the following info: name, day and evening phone numbers, amount of material you want to purchase, and preference time for pickup.
The prices for the Zoo Doo and Bedspread are the following: 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 $12.95 and $4.95, respectively.
Any questions should be directed to the Zoo Doo department on their Poop Line at 206.625.POOP, or click here.