Lion-ripped jeans at zoo sell for $3,500

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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