Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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Zoo Keepers Prepare Spring Surprise Treats For Lions, Goats

Carnivore keeper Mark McDonough and his assistant prepare an “Easter flower” for lions. Mark says it’s filled with ground up cloves – a form of catnip for very big cats.

03/19/2015

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Crews Hard At Work On New Exhibit At Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is set to reopen after six weeks of being closed for maintenance and construction.

02/13/2015

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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Set To Reopen After Major Renovations

For the first time, the Pittsburgh Zoo is closed for six weeks for maintenance and renovation.

02/05/2015

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USDA Report Orders Pittsburgh Zoo To Review Use Of Dogs To Herd Elephants

A report by the USDA has ordered changes to the way the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium uses dogs to help control its elephants and protect human handlers.

02/02/2015

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Zoo Bringing Back Adorable Penguins On Parade Event

There will soon be a lot of waddling and hopping during the weekends at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

12/04/2014

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Pittsburgh Zoo Caring For Sea Turtles Rescued Off Massachusetts Coast

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is providing emergency medical care for several sea turtles that recently became stranded off the coast of Massachusetts.

12/01/2014

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Inside The Pittsburgh Zoo’s Elephant Conservation Center

Many of us have seen the African elephants at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, but the zoo has started a place in Somerset County few people have ever seen.

11/17/2014

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PETA Criticizes Zoo Using Dogs To Herd Elephants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating complaints by People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals that Pittsburgh zoo officials are being cruel by using dogs to herd its elephants.

11/10/2014

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Just In Time For Halloween, It’s Also National Bat Week

You know it’s Halloween, but did you know this is also “National Bat Week?”

10/31/2014

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Zoo’s Newest Attraction Allows Guests To Interact With Giraffes

The giraffe is an animal you can’t help looking up to.

08/29/2014

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New Zebra Exhibit At The Zoo Will Have You Seeing Black And White

Something has been missing at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

08/15/2014

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Pittsburgh Zoo’s Penguins Help Local Man Propose To His Girlfriend

They say penguins mate for life. Well, while that may not be entirely true, one local couple’s love story has become all about the adorable flightless birds!

08/05/2014

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Four Cheetah Cubs Move Into The Pittsburgh Zoo

Four young cheetahs pause in a holding area, on the cusp of a brand new life.

07/25/2014

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Visitors Get Up Close With Flamingos At Pittsburgh Zoo

The closest most of us have ever gotten to a flamingo is the lawn ornament variety, but Thursday mornings, visitors to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium get to see real flamingos up close and personal.

07/16/2014

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Local Expert Weighs In After Great White Shark Attack

Six sand tiger sharks captivate the crowd at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

07/07/2014

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