The lion is still with us; you just can’t see him.
Last month, a construction crew surrounded New Town’s lion fountain statue with a small wooden building, complete with a pitched roof.
This was done after a study found that the statue in Lion’s Park was in poor condition. Officials feared that cold weather would further damage it.
The lion statue, which is at Lincoln and Grand avenues, has taken a beating over the years, its tail broken off and upper lip removed. Graffiti partially covers it.