The Edmonton Valley Zoo is debuting a new exhibit designed to showcase the history and ecology of the North Saskatchewan River on Friday.

The Wander Trail exhibit will include information on the fish and plants of the river from headwater to Edmonton.

“The entire walkway and the entire exhibit itself has little discoveries that relate it back to the North Saskatchewan River,” Operations Supervisor Dean Trichel told CBC’s Mark Connolly.

In addition to the new exhibit, zoo-goers will also now get to use the new zoo entrance.

Gone is the castle entrance that dates back to its Storyland Days in its place is a new “stunning” interactive art piece called A Grove of Light, said Trichel.

Both projects were part of a plan approved in 2005 to update the zoo.

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