Groundbreaking held for new zoo exhibit

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There will be a new exhibit at the Birmingham Zoo.

A groundbreaking took place today for the 12 million dollar Trails of Africa exhibit. The exhibit will become a center of study for male elephants.

The exhibit is expected to take 12 to 18 months to build and will add 14 acres to the zoo with possibilities for night simulated safaris and interactive exhibits.