Saving Species

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.

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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.

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27 Fun Family Friendly Things to Do in Pittsburgh with Kids | The Edvocate

Bring your kids to the National Aviary, where they can view 150 different species, many of which are threatened or endangered.

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Glass act: New panes at Pittsburgh’s National Aviary will make things safer for birds | 90.5 WESA

The five-month, $3 million renovation of the walk-through habitat was unveiled Monday.

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National Aviary cuts ribbon on newly renovated Wetlands exhibit | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

The National Aviary celebrated the reopening of its Wetlands habitat with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Monday, following a $3 million renovation project.

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National Aviary adds new feathered residents to renovated Wetlands habitat | Pittsburgh City Paper

The National Aviary boasts 500 birds each representing more than 150 diverse species from around the world. Among these are several recent additions.

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The National Aviary’s Largest Habitat, the Wetlands, Reopens Following $3 Million Renovation | National Aviary News

The immersive habitat features bird-friendly glass, new bird and plant species, stunning interactive features, and energy efficiency upgrades.

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