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Elephant poop stationary? It's at the John Ball Zoo
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-Summer is starting early at John Ball Zoo, which opened two more seasonal exhibits Saturday.

Visitors can now check out the sting rays and the Far Side of the World Trail, which includes wallabies, lemurs and exotic birds.

The zoo's new gift shop also opened Saturday. Gifts of the Wild is four times larger than the zoo's former store, and it features some unusual, eco-friendly items.

"We have a special kind of stationary that's made out of elephant poop. So we are definitely recycling here at the zoo," Gift Manager Theresa Danneffel says with a laugh.

On June 1, the zoo will begin unveiling its final additions, including the Idema Forest Realm and the Funicular sky trolley.

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