Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

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Zoo To Reopen After Boy’s Death In African Painted Dogs Exhibit

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium reopens its doors Tuesday morning for the first time since late Sunday morning when a 2-year-old boy fell into an animal exhibit and was mauled by a wild pack of dogs.

11/05/2012

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Zoo Tragedy Witness: “It Was A Gruesome Sight”

For those who were also at the African Painted Dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Sunday, the death of a 2-year-old boy was an unimaginable sight. One they will never forget.

11/05/2012

Maddox Derkosh. (Photo Credit: KDKA-TV Viewer)

Friends Shocked & Upset Following Boy’s Death At Pittsburgh Zoo

Friends of Elizabeth Derkosh, the mother of the 2-year-old boy who died after falling into the African Painted Dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, say they want people to have more compassion regarding what happened at the zoo on Sunday.

11/05/2012

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Zoo Officials Consider Future Of African Painted Dogs Exhibit

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was inspected over the summer and accredited by a national organization in September. But inspectors will now be back, in light of the accident that left a little boy dead over the weekend. It’s a step that’s required. Meanwhile, zoo officials are considering the future of the exhibit.

11/05/2012

Maddox Derkosh. (Photo Credit: KDKA-TV Viewer)

Zoo Officials Offer New Details After Child’s Tragic Death

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium officials gave an update Monday afternoon following a tragic incident on Sunday that resulted in a little boy losing his life.

11/05/2012

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Jack Hanna Discusses Pittsburgh Zoo Tragedy

Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA by popular Zookeeper and Director of the Columbus Zoo Jack Hanna.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/05/2012

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Toddler’s Zoo Death ‘Traumatic’ For Family, Witnesses

A child was mauled to death at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Sunday morning after falling into an enclosure. The investigation into the toddler’s death continued Monday and witnesses describe it as a terrifying and chaotic scene.

11/05/2012

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Baby Black Rhino Important Arrival For Pittsburgh Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is welcoming an important new addition to their family. The zoo is now home to a baby black rhinoceros.

09/13/2012

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2 Komodo Dragons Are Newest Additions At Pittsburgh Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo &PPG Aquarium was saddened by the recent death of their popular Komodo Dragon called Noname. But now, they’re introducing Pittsburgh to a pair of newcomers.

08/01/2012

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Zoo Prepped & Ready For Accreditation Process

It’s a very busy time at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium as the staff prepares for an important inspection. The facility is welcoming some special visitors this week.

07/18/2012

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Pittsburgh Zoo Educates Public About Bear Safety

Millions of Americans enjoy camping during the summer months. However, few things are as frightening as being in a tent when a bear pays a visit.

07/02/2012

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Pittsburgh Zoo Announces Birth Of Sea Lion Pup

The animal family at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium recently got a little bigger. The Zoo announced that Zoey gave birth to a female sea lion pup in a press release Friday morning.

06/08/2012

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Pittsburgh Zoo’s Baby Gorilla Has Died

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is mourning the loss of its baby gorilla. The 3-and-a-half month old male died suddenly over the weekend, despite round-the-clock efforts to save its life.

06/04/2012

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African Painted Dogs Escape Main Exhibit Area At Zoo

The escape of several rare African Painted Dogs from their main exhibit area temporarily shut down the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Saturday morning.

05/05/2012

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Baby Sea Otter Doing Well At Pittsburgh Zoo

There is a new baby at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium and the animal comes with quite the story of survival. A newborn sea otter has been through a lot in just nine weeks of life.

04/23/2012

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