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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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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