The roadside zoo whose 450-pound lioness escaped was cited for keeping the animal in a cage too weak to hold her, it was reported Friday. Department of Agriculture inspector Dennis Parker on Thursday found that the full-grown Nala was able to burst through an upper corner of the cage.
He also cited JungleLand for inadequate drainage after finding Nala's cage and a nearby cougar's cage to be nearly a foot underwater. The zoo could be fined or lose its federal exhibitor license. JungleLand was given two weeks to fix the problems.