February 12, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Spring ZooDoo sales begin March 6

Supplies of ZooDoo, Dickerson Park Zoo's composted herbivore manure, will be sold beginning Saturday, March 6, while supplies last.

The zoo office will begin taking reservations for ZooDoo pick-up beginning Feb. 16. To make a reservation, call the zoo, 417-833-1570, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are required.

ZooDoo is loaded at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $10 per scoop, and a normal pickup truck load is 3-4 scoops ($30-40). Zookeepers load ZooDoo into open truck beds or on trailers using a front-end loader (limit of four scoops per person). Smaller quantities are available and priced accordingly. Customers wanting bags or buckets of ZooDoo should provide their own containers, shovels and the people-power to load it.

Proceeds from ZooDoo sales benefit Dickerson Park Zoo projects and elephant conservation efforts in Southeast Asia.

For more information, contact: Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director, 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-848-0162 (cell), marnold@dickersonparkzoo.org

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 North Fort • Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 833-1570 Phone • (417) 833-4459 Fax
Dickerson Park Zoo is a division of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board