“That is part of an overall property-wide renovation project,” said Yvette Monet, an MGM Resorts spokeswoman. “There are going to be significant changes in the casino and hotel.”

In October, the Las Vegas casino resort began a year-long, $160 million remodeling project which will include a complete overhaul of the resort’s casino floor, restaurants and more.

When the habitat closes, MGM’s lions will be returned to The Cat House, which is owned by their trainer and designer of the habitat Keith Evans. Evans cares for about 40 lions on the 8.5 acre ranch.

It is not yet known what will replace the 5,000-square-foot attraction.

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