South Africa Leopard Skins

FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2016 file photo a man and his son, members of the Shembe Church, dressed in tribal leopard skins at the end of a pilgrimage on the holy Nlangakazi Mountain north of Durban, South Africa. In a gathering this weekend many worshippers will wear leopard skins, seen as symbols of status and power. Some of the pelts to be displayed, however, are fake, reflecting an effort by an international conservation group to reduce poaching of Africa’s threatened leopards. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File) ORG XMIT: XDF102