asian lantern festival

They’re back and bigger than ever! The Asian Lantern Festival returns this fall with an all-new display, featuring guest favorites from days past: dinosaurs!

WILD ENCOUNTERS

Get closer than you’ve ever imagined to some of your favorite Zoo residents!

VISIT YOUR WILD NEIGHBORS

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Now Hiring!

Looking for a wildly different job with great perks? We are now hiring for multiple positions!

OPEN Today

Plan your next visit to the Zoo.

HOURs

The Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. with gates closing at 4:30 p.m.

DIRECTIONS

The Zoo is located at 7370 Baker Street in Pittsburgh.

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New At the Zoo

BREAKFAST WITH THE ANIMALS

Experience a scrumptious breakfast and an up-close experience with our education ambassador animals.

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Family Month

EAT’N PARK FAMILY MONTH

In July, go wild for smiles at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium! Smiley will be at the Zoo every Saturday in July for Smiley Saturdays.

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WRITE A THANK YOU LETTER TO OUR KEEPERS

National Zoo Keeper Week is July 18th – July 24th! We are celebrating with thank you letters from our visitors to our amazing keepers.

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Meet Our Animals

Amur Tiger

Amur tigers are also known as the Siberian, Manchurian, Altaic, Korean, North China, or Ussuri tiger.

Black Rhinoceros

These large mammals live in the bush country, grasslands, and woodlands of Africa.

Cheetah

Sometimes confused with leopards, cheetahs have spots instead of rosettes. Cheetahs also have distinctive markings on their face, known as tear stripes.

Flamingo

Flamingos are widely known for their beautiful vibrant feathers. Males are taller and weigh more than females.

Kunekune pig

Kunekune pigs are a relatively small breed of pig, reaching weights of around 120 to 240 pounds. They are native to New Zealand.

Masai Giraffe

The Masai giraffe, also known as the Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest subspecies of giraffe and the tallest land mammal on earth.

Polar Bear

The polar bear is native to the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding seas. It is the largest carnivore found on land.

CONSERVATION

From collaring elephants for research in southern Africa to rescuing an orphaned cross-eyed seal on the east coast, no conservation effort is too big or too far for the Zoo. After all, conservation is at the core of everything we do. Learn about a few of our recent and ongoing initiatives.

Sea Turtles

Every year, the Sea Turtle Second Chance program rescues, rehabilitates, and releases sick and injured sea turtles. Find out about our recent 2022 release.

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OCELOTs

The Pittsburgh Zoo recently partnered with regional wildlife groups in a effort to increase the population of endangered ocelots.

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Penguins

Guests to the PPG Aquarium may notice a unique penguin among the black and gold colony: a one-winged, one-year-old gentoo penguin named Floppy.

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