JAPAN (CNN/Zoo Jeans) — A zoo fundraising group in Japan has found a unique way to raise money. It’s selling jeans that were ripped by lions, tigers and bears. Mineko Club created “Zoo Jeans” to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund and the local Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City. Volunteers wrap the jeans around tires and rubber balls, then toss them into the animal enclosures.
The club recently sold three pairs of torn denim jeans for $3,500.