Jul
30
2007

Would you buy Panda poop? China hopes so

Pooped out?: A new Chinese business venture hopes to convert Panda poop into attractive souvenirs that Summer Olympic visitors will buy next year.
Pooped out?: A new Chinese business venture hopes to convert Panda poop into attractive souvenirs that Summer Olympic visitors will buy next year.
One of my favorite volunteers here at the museum does a lot of activities with artificial scat: that’s science lingo for animal poop.

I guess I’ve been hanging out with him too much, cause this story just jumped off the screen screaming for my attention.

A new company in Sichuan, China, is making odor-free souvenirs for next year’s Summer Olympic games out of Panda poop. You’ll have your choice of everything from dung-y bookmarks to miniature statues of the animals that produced the medium.

"We used to spend at least $770 a month to get rid of the droppings but now they can be lucrative," Jing Shimin, assistant to the base director, was quoted as saying by the official Xinhua News Agency. About 40 pandas are housed at the site and put out nearly a ton of panda poop a year.

A lot of production work goes into the process. All dung is smashed, dried and sterilized at 572 degrees F. The finished products are dyed giving them a variety of colors. The Olympic figurines will show the Pandas posed in a number of athletic positions.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

See, this is why China is going to overtake America. Because they think of stuff like this.
Now, I don't want to imply that I've never tried to sell stuff made out of poop, it's just that China has finally figured out a way to make it work!

posted on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 9:22pm
Emma's picture
Emma says:

The Chineese have finally figured out a way to sell stuf people usually wouldnt use...good for them, as for the poop its kinda weird but i guess if it is safe use it. It can help the enviroment and make them more money, go for it!!!!!!

posted on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 10:19am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thoght jaapan was bad taking over the electronics...but this is just sad

posted on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 10:37am
violet's picture
violet says:

this a pretty cool way to re-use stuff,but it's also natural,very natural.
i think that other contries should try to do things like this too.

posted on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 3:33pm
Jamie's picture
Jamie says:

WHO IN THERE RIGHT MINDS WOULD WANT TO BUY PANDA POOP?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!!?

posted on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 3:33pm
Jesenia's picture
Jesenia says:

I would! my biggest dream in life is to see a panda before they go extinct( hopefully they never will) .. hopefully by the time i graduate (in 2013) i will have enough money to go to china and see an actual panda in the wild!

posted on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 9:20pm
Lauren's picture
Lauren says:

This is not a new invention, In Canada you can buy cow dung clocks. Its a large cow pie that has been sanitized, varnished to keep it from rotting and a clock is put in it.

posted on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 12:16pm
sir stinks a lot's picture
sir stinks a lot says:

A cow poop clock is not something a very normal person would get into. No matter what you think it is not sanitary.
maybe you should seek counciling.
Having a turd fetish is far from the norm

posted on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 5:40pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Why would you buy it . do you think its soap. or maybe you just like how it smells.

posted on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 11:51am
DO's picture
DO says:

Thor: ever hear of zoo-doo? You can get it at the Mn Zoo!

posted on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 4:03pm
nancyphetsamone's picture
nancyphetsamone says:

that mess up!!!!

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:24pm
lbad1101's picture
lbad1101 says:

PANDA POOP COW POOP???? WATS UOP WITH ALL THE POOP?????????

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:25pm
Reina's picture
Reina says:

ok supergirl16... i am watching these crazy postings!!!

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:26pm
lauren's picture
lauren says:

i want some!!!

posted on Sat, 04/04/2009 - 12:11am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I want to buy it for my sister she is a landscaper

posted on Tue, 03/30/2010 - 4:51pm

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