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Still time to enter lottery for prized Zoo Doo

Woodland Park Zoo’s Fall Fecal Fest is underway. Anyone wanting to purchase some special compost for their garden has until Sept. 6 to enter the lottery drawing.

Zoo Doo steaming with vent tubes Ryan Hawk-resized

Pick up where the animals left off. Zoo Doo is the richest, most prized compost in the Pacific Northwest. Composed of species feces contributed by the zoo’s non-primate herbivores such as elephants, hippos, giraffes and more, Zoo Doo is perfect to grow your veggies and annuals.

Bedspread, the zoo’s premium composted mulch, is a combination of Zoo Doo, sawdust, and large amounts of wood chips. Bedspread is used to cushion perennial beds and woody landscapes including rose beds, shrubs and pathways.

Do you use Zoo Doo to keep your garden growing green? Submit a photo of your Zoo Doo-grown garden on zoo.org/fecalfest and the zoo may feature it on its website!

The ability to purchase Zoo Doo is controlled by lottery, due to the overwhelming demand. Enter online by Sept. 6. Only one entry per person is eligible for each drawing. Postcards are also accepted (separate postcards for Zoo Doo and Bedspread): 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

Dr. Doo will notify winners only after Sept. 6. Pick-up dates are Sept. 21 through Oct. 6. Winners load their own compost.

Prices for either Zoo Doo or 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 – $10 depending on size; bags: $4 – $6 depending on size. Two-gallon and pint-sized buckets are available anytime at the ZooStore for $12.95 and $4.95, respectively.

For more information, call 206-625-POOP or visit the zoo’s website at www.zoo.org/fecalfest.