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Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

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Parents Sue Pittsburgh Zoo Over Mauling Death

The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled after falling into a wild African dogs exhibit last fall have sued the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, claiming officials had ample warning that parents routinely lifted children onto a rail overlooking the exhibit so they could see better.

05/23/2013

Race for the Cure 5-13-2012

Best Mother’s Day Events In Pittsburgh

There are a host of activities and events to honor Pittsburgh mothers on their special day.

05/10/2013

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Pittsburgh Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla, Tiger Cub

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is boasting like a proud parent about the births of two babies. Both moms and their babies are doing well.

04/17/2013

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Pittsburgh Zoo Giving Away Painted Dogs In Wake Of Tragedy

The African Painted dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo have not been on display since a tragic accident that resulted in a child being mauled to death in November.

04/10/2013

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Pittsburgh Zoo Welcomes Red Panda To Family

For the first time ever, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has a red panda. Two-year-old Xia comes from a zoo in North Dakota.

04/04/2013

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Best Pittsburgh Easter Events For Kids 2013

There is more than a hip and hop to meet the Easter Bunny, as the events are arranged in both educational and historical venues that highlight the culture of the Pittsburgh region. Get your cameras and baskets ready for egg hunts and visits with the all the Easter friends. Hop on the bunny trail to take a tour, make crafts, win prizes and interact with birds and animals. Interactive exhibits and displays make for a memorable Easter experience for the entire family.

03/29/2013

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Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Pittsburgh

While the promise of spring is hopefully close, many Pittsburghers find it best to celebrate winter until “April showers officially give way to May flowers.” Here are the best ways to celebrate the last few weeks of winter in Pittsburgh.

03/02/2013

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Zoo’s Black Bears Make Super Bowl Picks

There was a special delivery to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Friday. It was a pair of specialty pizzas prepared for the North American Black Bears, Stanley and Susan.

02/01/2013

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Job Fair

With all the snow outside, it’s tough to think about summer. But the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is looking ahead and hiring.

01/25/2013

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“Parade Of Penguins” Season Kicks Off At Zoo

The Pittsburgh penguins have already opened their season. Zoo penguins, that is.

01/18/2013

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Zoo To Make Changes After Boy’s Death

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is removing the observation deck from the African Painted Dogs exhibit following the tragedy last month that left a 2-year-old boy dead.

12/06/2012

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Thursday’s KDKA Afternoon News: Dec. 6, 2012

In case you missed the Thursday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News, here’s a recap of the action.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/06/2012

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Former Zoo Employee Weighs In On Tragedy

A former Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium employee who has been interviewed by police in this month’s deadly accident at the African Painted Dog exhibit is speaking out about safety.

11/28/2012

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D.A. Will Not File Charges Against Mother In Zoo Tragedy

The Allegheny County District Attorney said he will not pursue criminal charges against a woman whose son was killed at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium earlier this month. However, District Attorney Stephen Zappala said he is investigating possible criminal negligence against the Zoo.

11/28/2012

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Mauling Victim’s Grandfather Says Family Is Coping Day By Day

It’s been three weeks since the death of 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh, the little boy who fell into the African Painted Dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The city has watched and grieved with the family, but hasn’t heard from the family until now.

11/26/2012

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