August 12, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Fall ZooDoo Sales Begin Sept. 3

Supplies of ZooDoo, Dickerson Park Zoo's composted herbivore manure, will be sold beginning Saturday, Sept. 3, while supplies last.

ZooDoo is available by reservation at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $15 per scoop, and a typical pickup truck load is 3-4 scoops ($45-60). Zookeepers load ZooDoo into open truck beds or on trailers using a front-end loader (limit of four scoops per vehicle). Smaller quantities are available and priced accordingly. Customers wanting bags or buckets of ZooDoo should provide their own containers, shovels or pitchforks, and the people-power to load it.

To reserve ZooDoo, call the zoo at 417-833-1570, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 15. Proceeds from ZooDoo sales benefit elephant conservation in Southeast Asia.

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

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