Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Zoo Doo

First there was the conversation about how to get a baby squirrel to pee. (UPDATE: The squirrel now pees at inappropriate times. So he’s been named Lindsey in honor.)
Then, it turned to even more strange topics, like zoo manure! ZooDoo – Product Information:

Hoof stock (giraffe, zebra, elephant, bison, antelope, llama, rhino, hippo and camel) manure, and bedding straw is collected from the Auckland and Wellington zoo’s and shredded, then put into piles before being covered with black plastic so that it heats to high temperatures. This hot method of composting kills weeds and diseases, sterilising the compost. Every two days the piles of compost are turned and, after approximately two and a half weeks, the compost is mixed with aged bark fines, and packed into bags ready for use. The end result is a sweet-smelling, easy to handle, quality compost-high in nutrients.

Wait! It gets better!

Unique gift ideas – Endangered Faeces garden ornaments:

EndangeredFaeces are little animal statues made from their own doo. These unique gift ideas come from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch zoos. It has been heat treated so it is quite safe and there is no smell at all. Nitrophoska Blue Extra, which is a general fertiliser suitable for all plants, shrubs, trees, flowers and vegetables, has been added to each animal statue to give your plants that little bit more.

ZOMG! I’ve laughed too much this morning.






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