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One Wild Place

Oct 10, 2019

Emmett Bender explains to us what a Horticulturist is, what they do, and why it's important to have them in a zoo!

While most people come to the zoo to see the animals, the green leafy things throughout the park are also important. They greatly affect the animals' lives and the experience of the visitor.


Jun 20, 2019

Have you ‘herd’ the news? The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has a new herd of alpacas! Robin Chambers, one of our keepers in Kids Kingdom, talks to us about the stylish hairdos, personalities, and candy inspired names of the alpacas.


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!