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      Compoost a hot comodity at the zoo

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The elephants, giraffes and zebras at the Riverbanks Zoon and Garden have been busy this summer to say the least.

      They've made such a stink that Riverbanks is selling its compoost by the load.

      The zoo's animals produce about 1,500 pounds of manure each day.

      Instead of disposing of it, Riverbanks decided to turn it into an environmentally friendly product.

      "It is a very green practice for Riverbanks to be involved in," explains John Davis, Curator of Mammals. "It's the responsible thing to do and the fun part is what we are

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      doing today, is extending it to the community."

      This is the second bulk sale the zoo has done since it started compoost earlier this year.

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