Christmas Ornaments from Reindeer’s Droppings

November 29, 2008

(ChattahBox) — Christmas ornaments on sale at the Miller Park Zoo in Illinois are made from droppings of two reindeer. Staffers collect the droppings of two reindeer, Eula and Rika and dry them. They make Christmas ornaments from them that are painted, clear coated or rolled in glitter.

These “magical reindeer gem ornaments”, as termed by Zoo Marketing Director, Susie Ohley, are on sales the zoo’s gift shop. They cost about $5 each and come with label of authenticity from the zoo.

Susie had asked the staffer, Katie Buydos to lend some creativity to the table and she has willingly obliged by donating wire and beads for the jewelry. Katie makes jewelry as a hobby. The folks at the gift shop are surprised at the size of the “gems” which are only as big as size of marbles.

“Reindeer are so big but the droppings are ‘just a big pile of small’,” says zoo maintenance worker Sheldon Williams.


One Response to “Christmas Ornaments from Reindeer’s Droppings”

  1. lacy on June 13th, 2009 7:06 pm

    lol!!!!!!!!That sounds quite cool.

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