The Miami Metro Zoo has recently opened a crap-themed exhibit, "The Scoop on Poop", which runs until January 10. You can almost hear the idea meeting--"I've got a crazy idea--what about an all turd exhibit?" "That's the shit, man!"

Why an Exhibit on Poop?
Fish do it, frogs do it, pythons, eagles and elephants do it ...

The Scoop on Poop is a traveling exhibition based on the popular book by Dr. Wayne Lynch. The exhibition leads visitors on an investigation of what poop is and how animals and humans use it. The Scoop on Poop treats the subject with a tactful blend of good science and fun.

The Scoop on Poop features large colorful graphic panels, three-dimensional models, and fun interactive components. A few of the (?) highlights:

  • Poop Has Many Names
  • A New Alternative - a modern sewage digester
  • Outhouse - an old-fashioned replica
  • Worth Your Weight In... - African elephants are the biggest poopers
  • Fecal Framework - how termites glue their houses together with their own dung
  • Who Dung It? - How to be a scat tracker by matching dung samples with the animals
  • Diagnostic Doo - Check out the close-up world of dung through a microscope
  • Buffalo Chip Courtship - The male throws buffalo dung around to impress the female.
Boy, this sounds like my kind of party! Are they serving shitakes?