Asheboro, NC - Big news from the N.C. Zoo this week: Aquila the polar bear will officially be back on display this Wednesday after a two-year stay at the Detroit Zoo.

Aquila made the move to the Motor City as an $8.5 million expansion of the polar bear exhibit began. Aquila has had several weeks to adjust to being back in North Carolina before the exhibit is officially reopened to the public Wednesday, according to a zoo press release.