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Zoo offers manure for planting

Zoo offers manure for planting

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:00 pm
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The Messenger 02.28.12

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, S.C., is offering lucky gardeners a chance to put in orders for its famed poop produced by elephants, giraffes and zebras.
Zoo spokeswoman Susan O’Cain says one cubic yard of the manure will be available for $43 a load. The manure sells out quickly, and each order is limited to two loads.
Zoo animals produce about 1,500 pounds of manure every day. For those interested in small amounts, pint-size and two-gallon buckets are placed at zoo entrances throughout the year.
O’Cain says the poop will be available for pickup on March 23. Orders may be placed through

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