Detroit Zoo project to bring lions, visitors close

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


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.

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