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African Penguin chick held gently during wellness checkup

The New Year began in an exciting way at the National Aviary when, on January 3, a tiny, fluffy African Penguin chick made its way into the world. The arrival…

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Anyone who has visited the National Aviary’s Wetlands habitat is likely familiar with Joanie, the Wattled Curassow. A large, turkey-like bird, Joanie is a beloved and recognizable fixture in the…

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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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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 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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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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10 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from a tropical escape to a hot cocoa hike | Kidsburgh

Take the kids on a tropical retreat to the National Aviary, where bright macaws fly in a lush rainforest and flamingos pose in the wetlands habitat.

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Pet Tales: Aviary Welcomes New Chick | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There’s a new penguin in town, but this one doesn’t swing a hockey stick.

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National Aviary offering in-person, virtual programming | TribLIVE

Travel may not be an option right now because of the coronavirus, but visiting the National Aviary can make you feel like you’re on a tropical retreat!

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National Aviary Welcomes First Chick of the Year | WTAE - ABC Pittsburgh

The National Aviary started its celebration of 2021 with the hatching of an endangered African Penguin to first-time parents Buddy and Holly.

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