Detroit Zoo project to bring lions, visitors close

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

Excerpt:

Lions at the Detroit Zoo are aboutĀ to
become the maneĀ event.

Officials say beginning next spring the lion habitat atĀ the
suburban Detroit facility will undergo a $1 millionĀ makeover
intended to bring the big catsĀ closer.

Spokeswoman Patricia Mills Janeway tells The Detroit News thatĀ a
glass wall will replace a dry moat barrier and nearly doubleĀ the
habitatā€™sĀ size.

She said warming rocks near the glass will provide aĀ toasty
lionsā€™ perch and give visitors a close-up view. Trees,Ā plantings
and rocks in the visitor area will mirror theĀ habitat.

Read the entire article here.