In Pictures: Zoo poo fuels new tropical house
Marwell Zoo said the new attraction is the first of its kind in the UK to generate energy using animal waste.
Visitors to Marwell Zoo’s new Tropical House can expect to see a sloth, pygmy marmosets, tortoises, and a giant aquarium with 2,500 fish.
Operators of the Hampshire attraction said 700 tonnes of animal waste – dung, soiled bedding and leftover hay – will help power the exhibit.
A wood chip boiler will be supplemented by one capable of burning straw-based animal manure later this year, helping the zoo achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020.