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About The National Aviary

The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated to birds. Located in Allegheny Commons Park on Pittsburgh’s historic Northside, the National Aviary is home to more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

The National Aviary’s large walk-through habitats create an experience unlike any other—an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.

The National Aviary’s staff of conservationists and researchers work at home and around the world to save birds and protect habitats. The National Aviary leads, innovates, and contributes to important endangered bird breeding programs while working to preserve important bird habitats around the globe. Dynamic education programming lead by our educators brings the fascinating world of birds and their habitats to diverse audiences, and instills a conservation ethic that teaches the responsibility we all share in being stewards of our planet. The National Aviary strives to present the highest quality family recreational experience that a zoological institution can offer, and inspire respect through nature through an appreciation of birds in every visitor.

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Waddle We Do Without Penguins? | AZA Connect

AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction African Penguin is a dedicated team of AZA members who collaborate to save African penguins from extinction.

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The Garden Room at the National Aviary Achieves LEED® Gold Certification | Glass on Web

The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

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National Aviary announces launch of “Tropical Paradise” | Observer Reporter

The National Aviary is opening its 70th year with the launch of “Tropical Paradise,” a new seasonal theme highlighting tropical animals and habitats through programming, signage and decor.

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The Garden Room at the National Aviary Achieves LEED Gold Certification | National Aviary News

The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

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Sunday Business Page: National Aviary Reaches Its 70th Year | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA's Jon Delano spoke with Cathy Schlott about the aviary and the Tropical Paradise season that's coming up.

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