Adelaide's giant pandas Wang Wang and Funi, do giant poos. But surely it's a stretch to describe the dung as "famous for its fragrant aroma".
But stretch it marketers have, in announcing the panda poo is for sale - as a premium compost.The poo of Adelaide Zoo's pandas, Wang Wang and Funi, is being combined with dung from other zoo animals and being packaged for sale.Panda Poo and Friends was today described by the zoo as a great all-round soil enricher - and, of course, "famous for its fragrant aroma and undigested appearance"."The benefit of using Panda Poo and Friends is that you get a combination of manures, thereby increasing the organic nutrient content," Zoos SA horticulturist Jeff Lugg said in a statement.The dung combination will be available in almost 200 outlets across South Australia, selling at $8.95 for a 25-litre bag.
But he said sale proceeds would go towards funding conservation efforts, supporting international giant panda breeding programs and growing special bamboo varieties to feed Wang Wang and Funi - the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere and the first to live permanently in Australia.
Zoos SA chief executive officer Chris West said many would find the idea of selling panda poo humorous.
Haven't been to see our new tourist attraction yet. Some day. Cheaper to buy some poo perhaps?