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Zoo’s Fecal Fest starts tomorrow

Woodland Park Zoo’s Spring Fecal Fest starts on Tuesday. Enter the drawing for a chance to buy the very popular Zoo Doo or Bedspread compost for your garden.

A steaming pile of Zoo Doo. Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park 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, Zoo Doo is 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.
As usual, due to the popularity of Zoo Doo, gardening fans must enter a drawing to win the chance to purchase Zoo Doo or Bedspread. For the first time, an online form is available to make it easier to enter and help reduce paper. Beginning February 28, enter at: www.zoo.org/fecalfest. Only one entry per person is eligible for each drawing.
For those garden enthusiasts who don’t have access to a computer, Dr. Doo will still accept postcards. Separate postcards are required for Zoo Doo and Bedspread drawings. Only one postcard per person is eligible for each drawing.
For postcard entries, 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; Mark postcard: Zoo Doo or B.S.; 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 online entries and postcards will be selected randomly for as many entrants possible. Dr. Doo will contact the lucky drawn entries only. Phone orders will not be accepted.
WHEN: Online forms and postcard entries will be accepted from February 28 through March 17. Pick-up dates begin April 13 through April 29. The lucky winners load the compost and Dr. Doo provides the shovels.
PRICES: 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 ZooStores for $12.95 and $4.95, respectively.
INFO: For more information, call the Poop Line at 206.625.POOP or visit the zoo’s website at www.zoo.org.