Get your hands dirty at Zoo
PERTH Zoo is calling all green thumbs these school holidays, with hands-on planting activities for both young and old.
Visitors can get their hands dirty – as well as learn how to make their own gardens bloom – all with the help of Perth Zoo’s animals.
Green thumbs will feel at home at the daily Wild Zone where they can pot their own plant with the Zoo’s unique product ‘Creature Compost’, proudly bought to you by the creatures that call the Zoo home.
For a gold coin donation, visitors will be able to take home their seedling home and then watch it grow.
“Perth Zoo’s animals produce about 600kg of manure every day,” Perth Zoo spokeswoman Danielle Henry said.
“With more than 1500 animals cared for at the Zoo, as well as green waste from our extensive gardens we have a lot of waste to get rid of, so we created Creature Compost. We’d particularly like to thank our elephants who are jumbo contributors to the product.”
Creature Compost has been used for years on the Zoo’s own extensive botanical estate and money raised from its purchase helps with the running costs of the zoo.
Community Newspaper Group is giving away 85 Perth Zoo family passes for the school holidays. Enter at the competitions page at communitynews.com.au.
Creature Compost is applied to Zoo plants.