Friday, February 11, 2011
There's an exciting project happening at the Zoo - turning animal waste into rich, organic compost. Every week about 7-8 tons of waste including bedding, food scraps and animal waste from the main herbivore areas in the Zoo is taken to Marvin's Organic Gardens to be composted. A once a week pick up is made possible by the dedicated keepers, horticulture and maintenance staff whose jobs are to move the organic waste from one area of the park to a main collection bin in the back of the park. Nothing like transporting poo from one area to another!
Read more about the project on Cincinnati Zoo's Blog.