Michigan zoo to sell exotic animal manure during 'Zoo Doo' event

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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. ___ Online: