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Mike Tyson is asking again for permission to keep lions and tigers on his Ohio estate.

The WBA champion would like to keep a lion cub and two tiger cubs on his property 40 miles southeast of Cleveland.

He proposed building a lavish, 66-by-83 fenced home for the animals. It would have four cages with tunnels leading to an exercise area, and a combination storage area and kitchen.

Tyson has asked Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to overrule a zoning board that refused to allow the animals.

The Southington Township Zoning Board ruled the proposal would violate a 1993 ordinance against dangerous pets. The Zoning Board of Appeals upheld that ruling June 27, and Tyson had to remove a tiger cub believed to be living on the estate in Southington.

Attorney James Sheets filed the appeal Tuesday.

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