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Japan zoo makes wild fashion statement with lion-ripped jeans

Published on Jul 14, 2014 6:13 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - 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 north-east of Tokyo has unveiled "Zoo Jeans", styled by the fangs and claws of lions, tigers and bears.

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 Nobutaka Namae, adding that the pieces were later patched together to create the finished product.

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