Landscaping & Nursery Information for Home Gardeners


Circus animal manure can be used on most gardens and incorporated into compost piles, where allowed by law.

An elephant will produce approximately 164,250 pounds of waste per year. The manure is similar in texture to horse manure and is classified as a "hot" type, meaning manure has the ability to burn plants if used in a fresh state.

Lion manure has a strong odor. Production can be 4,562 pounds per year. Lion manure is considered "cold" and should not have a burning effect. "Big Cat" manures, including tiger and panther, may have some effect in keeping animals out of the garden. However, make sure the animals have not been fed meat products.

Giraffe manure is "hot" and produced at the rate of 18,250 pounds per year. The texture is closer to sheep manure.

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