(Nashville, TN)  --  The Nashville Zoo is expected to announce a major expansion on Wednesday. 

The project will reportedly include more animals, more exhibits and more workers.  Last month, the Metro Council allotted ten-million-dollars to the zoo in the city's capital budget, but the money can only be used if the zoo matches the amount dollar-for-dollar with private investments.  Zoo officials told "The Tennessean," the goal of the announcement is to accelerate the fundraising effort.