asian lantern festival

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

ZOOBREW: OKTOBERFEST

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger while enjoying a variety of craft beer samples and delicious bites!

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Plan your 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.

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The Zoo is located at 7370 Baker Street in Pittsburgh.

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Asian Lantern Festival

Explore the Zoo at night among giant luminous handcrafted sculptures, including extinct and endangered animals. Learn about Asian history, culture, and enjoy themed food and entertainment.

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ZOOBREW: OKTOBERFEST

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at ZooBrew: Oktoberfest! Party animals of the human kind are invited to enjoy a variety of craft beer samples and delicious bites while strolling through portions of the Zoo!

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GORILLA TREK VIRTUAL REALITY

Let fully immersive technology transport you from the Islands section of the Zoo to the mists of Rwanda. This 360 degree VR film shares a once-in-a-lifetime experience of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

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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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