Covid-19 takes no prisoners, and North Safari Sapporo in Japan’s northernmost prefecture is no exception. Scott Wilson reported for SoraNews 24 that mandatory shutdowns have forced the animal park to get creative, so the zoo started a crowd funding campaign offering incentives such as earrings made from skin shed by their snakes and feathers dropped by their parrots, coasters gnawed by beaver, and for 70,000 yen ($639) a pair of distressed jeans that have been ripped, chewed and mauled by the park’s lions.
North Safari took a cue from Yagiyama Zoological Park, who in 2016 put their lions, tigers and bears to work in partnership with a local retail chain to create ZOO Jeans:
This apparel company is ON IT. They’ve shipped a matching mask with each of their tops. This photo was taken in Be’er Sheva, Israel, but I believe that “LOOK” is an American brand. A quick search reveals that match-matchy masks are a popular 2020 fashion trend. photo by Bruria Efune, used with permission
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