Friday, January 20, 2006

Big Brother coat not gorilla fur, but made from colobus monkeys

Police have confirmed a coat worn by singer Pete Burns on Celebrity Big Brother was not made from gorilla fur, but originates from colobus monkeys.

Officers took the coat following complaints Burns had boasted of it being gorilla, which could have been a of breach of endangered animals laws.

The matter has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service to decide whether the coat contravenes importation rules.

Story here.

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