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National Aviary African Penguin Pair Patrick (female) and Owen have hatched a duo of African Penguin chicks!

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One of the ways in which zoos like the National Aviary conserve species is by working tirelessly behind-the-scenes to help ensure an increase of healthy populations for a variety of threatened bird species. Your help today can make this work possible.

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An African Penguin swimming underwater

Did you know that when you’re watching the African Penguin colony splash and swim about in the National Aviary’s Penguin Point, you’re having a positive effect on African Penguins living…

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illustration of birds

The National Aviary, along with Project Principalis, is delighted to announce that we have made available to the public the results to date of our search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker….

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A Bridled white-eye perched on a tree branch

Meet Tasi, a tiny bird with a bubbly personality. Tasi is a Saipan White-eye, also known as a Bridled White-eye, a Critically Endangered species native to the Northern Mariana Islands….

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Jenny Owens and staff and volunteers of VulPro

When the call came in that a concerned South African citizen had found two vultures down on the ground, unable to take off, Jenny Walsh sprang into action. As the…

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An African Penguin swimming underwater

When Dottie the African Penguin fell ill, National Aviary experts noticed it immediately. The normally friendly and sweet penguin was lethargic and weak, unable to stand and experiencing labored breathing.  …

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Guam Rail walking on the ground

Guam Rails are small, flightless, and if you blink, you’ll miss them. They dart in and out of the foliage of the Tropical Rainforest at the National Aviary. But great things come in small…

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Headshot of an American Flamingo

When more than 1,800 baby Lesser Flamingos were abandoned by their parents due to a severe drought at the Kamfers Dam in South Africa in 2019, the National Aviary’s Teri Grendzinski was among the…

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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