Northwest NEWS

August 16, 1999


New mail-in procedure for Zoo's Fall Fecal Fest

   Woodland Park Zoo's Fall Fecal Fest is on the horizon. The annual Fall and Spring Fecal Fest offers you a chance to purchase a load of that rich, multi-species feces known as Zoo Doo.

   Due to Zoo Doo's ever-increasing popularity and in response to jammed phone lines during past Fecal Fests, Dr. Doo is changing the call-in orders to a mail-in system only. Candidates have through September 5 to mail in their request. Send a 3"x5" notecard or standard postcard to: Zoo Doo; Woodland Park Zoo; 5500 Phinney Ave. N.; Seattle, WA 98103.

   Only one entry per person will be accepted. Include the following information: name, day/night phone numbers, amount you'd like (anything from a garbage bag to a full-size pick-up truck load), weekday or weekend preference for pick up.

   Pick-up dates will begin October 1. Phone orders will not be taken. Dr. Doo will draw approximately 250 entries. He will notify the winners only by Sept. 30.

   Prices for pick-up trucks are: 8x4 bed, $50; 6x4 bed, $40; 6x3 bed, $35. Garbage cans are $6 to $10, and bags $3 to $6 depending on size. Limit one full truck per person. Two-gallon and pint-sized buckets also are available in the ZooStore for $10.95 and $2.95, respectively, along with Zoo Doo T-shirts.

   For more information on how to order, call the Poop Line at (206) 265-POOP, or check out the website at