Saving Species From Extinction

Every day, the National Aviary works to save species and protect their habitats, leading the way to a brighter future for species like endangered African Penguins and formerly extinct-in-the-wild Guam Rails.

As a leader of the SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) Program for African Penguins, the National Aviary is identifying conservation strategies with partners around the globe to find comprehensive solutions to keep this beloved species safe.

Learn More

Guam Rails are now thriving in the wild after an absence of more than 30 years, thanks to the work of zoos collaborating through the Guam Rail Species Survival Plan® (SSP). As a participant in the Guam Rail SSP, the National Aviary has raised more Guam Rails than any other North American AZA-accredited zoo, and many birds hatched in Pittsburgh are now living in the wild.

Learn more

In The News

See All News

Pittsburgh’s National Aviary welcomes a new male Andean Condor | 90.5 WESA

The National Aviary publicly welcomed a new, male Andean Condor named Bud to Pittsburgh this week.

Read More »

Meet Bud: National Aviary announces arrival of new Andean condor | WTAE

The National Aviary announced the arrival of one of its newest residents Thursday.

Read More »

Valentine’s Day Lovebirds: National Aviary celebrates dove hatching, bird couples | Yahoo! News

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air, right alongside the birds at the National Aviary.

Read More »

National Aviary Mourns the Loss of a Fan-Favorite Bird | Pittsburgh Magazine

The National Aviary is moving forward without one of its most popular and colorful attractions — a favorite among both staff and visitors.

Read More »