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Woodland Park Zoo's coveted compost, Zoo Doo, saves tons of waste from the landfill while making your garden more beautiful. 

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Entries accepted March 9 - March 29, 2015

Pick-up dates take place April 11 - May 3, 2015


Submissions are now closed

Spring Fecal Fest is now closed to submissions. Lucky entrants will be contacted by Dr. Doo to arrange a pick-up date between April 11 - May 3, 2015.


What is Fecal Fest? 

Get your hands on the most desired compost in Seattle. Woodland Park Zoo’s Spring Fecal Fest is right around the corner. The annual event invites local gardeners to enter a bid to purchase the exotic, highly-coveted Zoo Doo and Bedspread that Dr. Doo, also known as the “Prince of Poo,” the “GM of BM” or the “Grand Poopah,” has been piling all season. 

How do I enter the lottery? 

Submissions are accepted online only starting March 9 - March 29, 2015. Return here for the official entry form and entry instructions on March 9, 2015. Fecal Fest is offered twice yearly, with the Spring Fecal Fest usually taking place in March. 

What happens if I am selected? 

Entries will be randomly selected according to supply and demand. Dr. Doo will contact the lucky drawn entries only. The lucky winners load the compost using shovels provided by the zoo. Pick up dates are April 11 - May 3, 2015.



In addition to our popular Zoo Doo compost, you can enter for a chance to purchase Bedspread, a composted mulch made from the manures and bedding of the zoo’s non-primate herbivores. Bedspread is like Zoo Doo but contains higher amounts of wood chips and sawdust. It is excellent fertile mulch for perennial beds and woody landscapes such as native gardens, rose beds, shrubs, tree rings or pathways, and is an ideal mulch and soil builder for Northwest gardens. 


Prices for Bedspread

  • Pick-up truck 8x4 bed: $60
  • Pick-up truck 6x4 bed: $50
  • Pick-up truck 6x3 bed: $40

Limit two full truck loads per person.


Prices for Zoo Doo

  • 5 gallons for $5
  • 10 gallons for $10
  • 25 gallons for $15
  • 50 gallons for $20

Pint sized containers are also available at the ZooStore for $4.95

Limited to 100 gallons per recipient. No truckloads.


Info: For more information, call the poop line at 206.625.POOP (7667).


Show Off Your Garden—Send us a Photo!

Do you use Zoo Doo or Bedspread compost at home or in your community garden?

Share photos of your beautiful garden with us and we may feature it on our Zoo Doo webpage!

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