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No Zoo Doo for you!

Posted on March 5th, 2009 by Andy

There’s bad news for gardeners this spring, especially those who look forward to Zoo Doo compost.

The Woodland Park Zoo has canceled the sale of Zoo Doo compost because of it contains high levels of an herbicide called clopyralid in the manure.

Dan Corum, of the Zoo, told the Seattle P-I: “We deeply regret that Zoo Doo will not be available for many loyal users.”

As the P-I explains: “Zoo Doo is a composted blend of manures mixed with straw bedding, grass, leaves and wood chips. The manure comes from nonprimate herbivores, such as elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras and elk.”

The zoo sells about 1 million pounds of this stuff a year.

Zoo officials traced the source of the herbicide to hay, and says it plans to switch to organic hay. It expects to sell the stuff this fall.

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2 Comments (Go to comments form)

  1. Posted by Dilly

    March 5, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    So sad to hear this. Do you know of any alternative places like this?

  2. Posted by Andy

    March 6, 2009 @ 9:08 am

    Dilly, Sawdust Supply and Pacific Topsoils are good places to check out for compost products —

    Sawdust Supply –
    Pacific Topsoils –

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