DETROIT -- a $1 million habitat renovation project aimed at bringing lions closer to detroit zoo patrons is under way.
the daily tribune of royal oak says the project begun last week at the suburban detroit facility will include laminated glass walls that will replace a dry moat barrier. the 3,500-square-foot habitat will nearly double in size.
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.
the zoo has six lions: bikira, katie, and percival, and three others rescued from a kansas junkyard.
officials say the lions will have access to the yard during renovation but will not be on exhibit when their moat is filled and the glass panels are installed.
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