June 3, 2020

Pittsburgh Zoo stands against violence, racism, and social injustice


The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is heartbroken by the death of George Floyd, and we offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and others most deeply affected by his loss. We are appalled that senseless violence, racism, and social injustice continue in our society today, and we will always stand against these actions and behaviors.

For the past 122 years, the Zoo has been serving visitors from all walks of life, transcending barriers by welcoming all regardless of race, ethnic background, financial levels, social standing, or sexual orientation.

The Pittsburgh Zoo reaffirms that the Zoo stands for and celebrates our diverse community, is committed to diversity and inclusion of our Board and staff, and opens our doors to all.

As we look to reopen our gates at the Zoo, we will do more than just physically reopen the doors. We will seek to build a place of peace and harmony, stand in unity and love with our neighbors, and provide an atmosphere of healing, reflection, and community.