KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Zoo showed off the progress made on its new aquarium.

The zoo shared drone video showing an aerial view of the massive building Thursday morning. You can see it in the video player above.

The 60,000-square-foot building will hold 600,000 gallons of water on the main path of the zoo, right before visitors arrive at the elephants, when it opens in late 2023.

It will also feature six zones. Each zone will have different exhibits to show how ocean currents are able to connect animals around the globe.

Construction started on the new aquarium about a year ago.

The project is funded by a 1/8-cent sales tax that Jackson and Clay County residents have been paying since 2011, as well as private donations.

Editorial update: In the original version of this story, FOX4 reported Kansas City pledged $7 million toward the project in 2018. While that funding was discussed it never came to fruition. The aquarium is funded entirely on private donations and the Zoological District.

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