Animals don’t need to wear pants, but at the Kamine Zoo in Japan, they’ve helped MAKE jeans. The zookeepers wrapped big rubber tires up in blue denim, then let tigers, lions, and bears claw and chew at them. The zookeepers sewed the torn, shredded cloth into jeans. As you see in this video, the claw marks make you look like you rolled around in the lion’s den yourself!

*Wee ones:* If lions, tigers and bears worked on these jeans, how many types of animals helped?

*Little kids:* If a tiger, 2 bears and 3 lions all helped shred the jeans, how many animals is that? *Bonus:* If each one used only its 2 front paws, how many paws got into the act?

*Big kids:* If you have 8-foot-long pieces of chewed-up denim, how many pieces would stretch 48 feet if laid end to end? *Bonus:* If 1 tiger-torn pair cost 120,000 yen (Japanese money), and 1 yen equals about 1 US penny (1/100 of a dollar), for how much did those jeans sell in dollars?

*The sky’s the limit:* If people will buy a lion pair of jeans for $2,700, a bear pair for $3,600, and a tiger pair for a price exactly halfway between, how much does a tiger pair sell for?

Answers:*Wee ones:* 3 types of animals.

*Little kids:* 6 animals. *Bonus:* 12 paws.

*Big kids:* 6 pieces. *Bonus:* About $1200.

*The sky’s the limit: *For $3,150.