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Michigan Zoo Selling Exotic Animal Dung

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(credit: Binder Park Zoo)

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BATTLE CREEK (AP/CBSDetroit) – A zoo in southern Michigan is selling a composted mixture of manure produced by exotic animals.

Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek is hosting a “Zoo Doo” event for two days this spring.

Horticulturist Frank Cummins told the Battle Creek Enquirer that the zoo has compost available from herbivores that will sell at $25 a load to zoo members and $30 for nonmembers. Cummins says that the price is a deal, since cow manure can sell for around $2 or $3 a bag.

The Kalamazoo Gazette says zebra, antelope, giraffe and other animals are contributing to the gardening aid. Monkey and tiger poop will not be included.

Binder Park Zoo says it’s a “fun and creative way” to raise money and dispose of waste. It also uses the compost as fertilizer at its facilities.

“Zoo Doo Days”, will be held 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29  and Thursday, June 5.

The zoo is located at 7400 Division Dr., Battle Creek, MI 49014. For more information, call 269-979-1351 or visit the zoo’s website.

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