- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2009

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (AP) - Three lions from an animal refuge in western Kansas, including one that mauled a man, have been cleared to move to the Detroit Zoo.

The zoo announced Thursday that the lions passed medical testing ensuring they will not transmit diseases to other animals. They are expected to arrive around the end of the month.

Last month in Kansas, refuge owner Jeffrey Harsh found a man with his arm over the top of a gate in an inner cage. The lion had grabbed his right arm and had to be beaten with a steal pipe before releasing it.

The zoo says the lions will be placed in quarantine for 30 days to ensure they are healthy and acclimating well before joining the zoo’s other three lions.

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