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Zulus Urged To Switch To Fake Fur

11/09/2011 11:01 am ET | Updated Jan 09, 2012

A leopard can't change its spots, but can South Africa's Zulus trade their traditional leopard-pelt adornments for a cheap knockoff?

Conservation biologist Tristan Dickerson hopes they can.

In order to save the dwindling leopard population in the region Dickerson has created a fake version he says is as good as the real thing -- only cheaper and machine-washable.

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