Growing on the High Plains: Treating Zoo Animals to a Garden Snack

Oct 4, 2018

Gardeners, your local zoo animals want your fruits and veggies!

It's no secret that I like to support my local zoo in Garden City, KS.  For years I've served as an advocate and fundraiser, but my assistance also extends directly to the animals themselves.

Today's Growing on the High Plains will serve as a friendly reminder that your surplus garden bounty could benefit animals in your community. I'll detail the diets of the lodgers, what they like best and what's best to avoid. In addition to fruit and veggie munchies, they also enjoy baby branches, succulents, and edible flowers. Plus, some gourd offerings are further enjoyed as playthings. They prefer organic, chemical-free offerings, though they're happy to wash a squash with fair warning. Oh, and don't forget that your donation will be returned in kind with a little "zoo doo" voodoo.