(You don’t know how hard it is not to alliterate this post! 🙂 )
Those damn communists have pilfered (see?) another idea that originated in the U.S.
A zoo in Indiana used to sell elephant crap for garden fertilizer. Bunny the elephant generated some great “Bunny Doo.” She now lives in the elephant retirement home.
The Chinese used to pay to haul away the Panda Poo from the province (slippage again, sorry.)
A giant panda research base in southwest China’s Sichuan Province has come up with a novel way to profit from panda dung – craft souvenirs out of it.
Researchers at the Chengdu center have sculpted photo frames, bookmarks, fans and panda statues out of the 300 tons of droppings produced by 60 giant pandas each year.
Jing Shimin, assistant to the director of the base, proudly declared that the souvenirs would be relatively odour-free. “They don’t smell too bad because 70 percent of the dung is just remains of the bamboo that the pandas are unable to digest.”
Obviously they have hired a marketing expert to advise them because who would think focus on the 70% bamboo and not the 30% stinky stuff?
And speaking of poo, best wishes to Rhea on her poop chute exploration. She also pointed her readers to this site where I found the answer to a question that has been haunting me for years. Why doesn’t human #2 come out in little pellets like bunny rabbits?
Hint: it’s actually good that it doesn’t come out that way!