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Fresno’s Zoo is planning an aquarium. Here’s an early peek at the plans.

Fresno has a complicated relationship with aquariums.

Hopes for the construction of Aquarius Aquarium, first pitched in 2000 near Herndon Ave. and Highway 99, have remained high and a frequent source of interest from locals.

But, as The Sun reported exclusively last month, a different aquarium – led by the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and backed by the freshly-renewed Measure Z – is suddenly in the works.

Thursday, Fresno Chaffee Zoo officials are set to present detailed updates about their plans for Zoo improvements, including the newly-dubbed “Pacific Rim Aquarium.”

Here’s an early look at renderings and plans for the aquarium:

Features include a Jellyfish exhibit, ray feeding experience with beach-style wading pool, viewing rooms for viewing rays, and Indo Pacific Coral Reef.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.