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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 Bridled White-eye, a Critically Endangered species native to the Northern Mariana Islands. This species is threatened by the…

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African Penguin chick held gently during wellness checkup

Welcome home, Marge!  With a waddle and a splash, Marge has officially joined the colony at Penguin Point! At nearly five months old, her waterproof juvenile feathers have grown in,…

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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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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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Verify: Experts encourage keeping feeders down | WUSA

"Keep your feeders down," Mulvihill said. "Wait until there is an announcement from one of the credible sources of information."

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National Aviary Experts Weigh in on Bird Illness | Pittsburgh Today Live - KDKA

PTL's David Highfield talks with National Aviary experts Dr. Pilar Fish and Bob Mulvihill about a mysterious illness that is killing songbirds in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

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Kidsburgh Learning Guide: Discovering the Joy of Outdoor Learning | Kidsburgh

All year round, the Pittsburgh region is full of great opportunities to explore outdoors — and build knowledge about science, math and the environment along the way.

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Seven Days in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Explore the biodiversity of Africa’s wildlife during African Adventure at the National Aviary.

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Drifting and Watching with the National Aviary | Pittsburgh Magazine

The bird zoo’s collaboration with L.L. Bean is a peaceful summer outing.

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