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One Wild Place

May 2, 2019

The birth of our new clouded leopard cub is a significant milestone in the worldwide effort to save this vulnerable species. Karen Vacco, our Assistant Mammal Curator, discusses what what it's like to raise a cub, the challenges faced when breeding clouded leopards, and our hopes for this incredible species.


Apr 6, 2019

Keepers have close bonds with the animals they work with. Kesha Phares, one of our keepers in Kids Kingdom, gives us insight into the creative techniques she uses to build those relationships and enrich the lives of the animals she works with every day.


Mar 19, 2019

Marine Mammal Keeper, Megan Paluh, discusses Coolio and Ellie May, two rescued northern elephant seals. They are the only northern elephant seals currently on exhibit in North America. Learn about their rescue and how they found their home here at the Pittsburgh Zoo!


Mar 12, 2019

When our sea lion, Zoey, was diagnosed with cancer, we attempted a new and innovative cancer treatment - the first of its kind to be done on a sea lion. Our two guests, Henry Kacprzyk and Dr. Ginger Sturgeon, share Zoey's story with us.

**Please note, this episode includes discussion on chronic illness and end-of-life...


Feb 23, 2019

Aquarist, Jessica Reis, works with gentoo and macaroni penguins, a giant Pacific octopus, and more. Hear what it’s like to train penguins, raise chicks, and handle multiple “penguinalities.”