Zoo Makes Gifts from Reindeer Poo

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2008 3:40 AM CST
Zoo Makes Gifts from Reindeer Poo
Susie Ohley, marketing director of the Miller Park Zoo.   (AP Photo)

Reindeer have found yet another way to give of themselves for our holiday benefit. An Illinois zoo is selling Christmas tree ornaments fashioned from the creatures' droppings, the Bloomington-Normal Pantagraph reports. The small droppings are dried, painted, and incorporated into whimsical designs. The $5 gifts have been dubbed “magical reindeer gem ornaments” by the Miller Park Zoo.

“Each one is unique—they are each a work of art,” said a zoo official, who anticipates the ornaments will be a hit. “We will meet the demand within reason.” (More reindeer stories.)

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