She will join two young male cubs when she arrives to Cincinnati's most famous zoo.
The lioness was born prematurely on Christmas Day and Roy, who made the flight with her, nursed the cub to health.
"If you love something you have to let it go to make sure it grows," Roy said wistfully.
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