News

Michigan zoo sells exotic animal ‘doo’

Michigan zoo sells exotic animal ‘doo’

ZOO DOO:Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek is hosting a "Zoo Doo" event Thursday and June 5. Photo: clipart.com

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — 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 Thursday and June 5.

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.

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.

Recent Headlines

in Lifestyle

CDC urges healthy adults to get flu shot

flu

The flu vaccine is recommended for nearly everyone age 6 months or older.

in Local Sports

Preps: Football rankings out, tennis and cross country results

kpug logo generic

Whatcom County teams are #7 through 10 in Class 1A poll

in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

angels

Here is a look at the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Sept. 18.

in National

California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

wildfire

Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

in Entertainment

Nick Cannon’s $2M – yes, $2 million! – shoes

cannon

The shoes hold more than 14,000 full-cut diamonds set in white gold with a weight of 340 carats.