The lions at the Detroit Zoo now have a home fit for a king.
Their old 3,500-square-foot habitat has doubled in size, thanks to a $1 million makeover. And the moat has been filled in and replaced with a 17-foot-tall glass wall that will allow visitors to see the lions up close.
Zoo executive director Ron Kagan said in a statement Thursday that the ability to get closer to the lions will be exciting for visitors.
The Detroit Zoo is home to six lions, five of which were rescued. One of the rescued lions was found in a crack house in 1992 and another was found in the basement of an abandoned home in 1993. Three others came from a Kansas junkyard in 2009.