Zulu worshippers don fake fur to save South African leopards

February 19, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA, Durban : Every year, thousands of worshippers at a traditionalist Zulu church dress in leopard skins to perform a trance-like dance. But with fewer than 7,000 leopards left in South Africa, conservationists have persuaded members of the Shembe Church to wear fake fur to protect the threatened species.