A Japanese zoo has taken the catwalk to a wild new level, using some of its fiercest inhabitants to rip and claw jeans to a fashionably distressed look.
The facility northeast of
Zoo officials said the material held up well, all things considered.
"We wrapped several pieces of denim around tyres and other toys. Once they were thrown into the enclosures, the animals jumped on them," said zoo director
"The denim was actually much tougher than we had thought, and it turned out nicely destroyed." The idea came from a
Two pairs of jeans ripped by lions and a tiger-destroyed version are being auctioned on the Internet with proceeds to be donated to the zoo and the conservation group WWF.
As of Monday, bidding on the tiger-torn denim had soared to
They will be on exhibit at the
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