Detroit Zoo project to bring lions, visitors close

The lions are getting closer to the people at the Detroit Zoo.

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Lions at the Detroit Zoo are about to
become the mane event.

Officials say beginning next spring the lion habitat at the
suburban Detroit facility will undergo a $1 million makeover
intended to bring the big cats closer.

Spokeswoman Patricia Mills Janeway tells The Detroit News that a
glass wall will replace a dry moat barrier and nearly double the
habitat’s size.

She said warming rocks near the glass will provide a toasty
lions’ perch and give visitors a close-up view. Trees, plantings
and rocks in the visitor area will mirror the habitat.

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