MELBOURNE, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Brevard Zoo has announced that the dung from their giraffes, zebras, and camels is no longer going to waste.
The zoo says that their landscaping staff will turn herbivore excrement and plant debris into compost at a new facility built with a donation from Waste Management. The concoction is left to ferment for one to three months, then once it is "cooked," the compost is hauled out ofr use in gardens around the zoo.
“We’re thrilled to be a partner in this exciting new Zoo venture,” said Amy Boyson, community affairs manager at Waste Management. “Recycling is more than just what can be done at the curb. This facility will save valuable landfill space while creating a beneficial product for our environment.”