Animals and Exhibits

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. Click on Look Up an Animal to find out more about your favorite Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium residents. Find out where penguins live, what a naked mole rat likes to eat, or how the spectacled bear got its name. Then come to the Zoo to see your favorite animal up close! Plus, see our special pages devoted to animals involved in Conservation and research projects.

African Savanna
A panoramic vista of the great grasslands of Africa, populated with animals to encounter up close, the African Savanna and the Saba Elephant Reserve contained within, teaches about life cycles, threats, and conservation of these animals, and is the next best thing to visiting Africa.

Asian Forest
A lush forest spanning the vast Asian continent from the islands of Indonesia to mountains that reach the roof of the world, the Asian Forest provides homes to some of the world’s most critically endangered creatures.

Kid's Kingdom
Kids Kingdom is the place where kids rule, and learn what it's like to be an animal by acting like one. Ranked one of the top children’s zoos in the country, Kids Kingdom features animals native to Pennsylvania, a petting zoo, reptiles, small mammals, and much more.

PPG Aquarium
Planet Earth’s Diversity of Water is on full display, featuring an array of aquatic species from every conceivable watery habitat—from the bountiful Amazon River, to icy Antarctica, to freshwater Pennsylvania streams and rivers, to the warm and exotic oceans of the tropics.

Tropical Forest
A verdant tropical rainforest encompassing the globe from the Amazon to Madagascar is the naturalistic home of our impressive primates (and a few other animals). Great apes, new and old world monkeys, and prosimians can be found in this exotic jungle canopy.

Water's Edge
Journey to a coastal fishing village where man and nature live in harmony, complete with two enormous underwater viewing tunnels and indoor and outdoor viewing windows, offering unparalleled views of animals who live where land and water meet.

The Islands
A tropical atmosphere with waterfalls and sandy beaches, The Islands is where some of the world’s most elusive and endangered animals call home. Relax in a beach chair or play in the sand, and learn about the rare animals that swim, walk, and climb in only a few places in the world.