Zoo Makes A Mint From Reindeer Droppings
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The gift shop at the Bloomington, Illinois zoo has a hit stocking stuffer this year: necklaces and ornaments made from reindeer droppings. They are dehydrated and sterilized, then covered with glitter and repurposed as Magical Reindeer Gems. The zoo has made more than $20,000 off the reindeer bling and even received order from overseas, but it's against federal regulations to export reindeer dung.
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