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Media Coverage


7/2/2020
National Aviary Opens with Timed Entry

Post-gazette: National Aviary is open

6/30/2020
11 Things to do this weekend

Kidsburgh: Visit the National Aviary

6/25/2020
Reopening weekend for many Pittsburgh Museums

Post-gazette: National Aviary is open

6/18/2020
Sick penguin 'saved from dying by loving soulmate who helped her to miracle recovery'

MSN: Dottie and her mate return to Penguin Point at the National Aviary.

6/17/2020
Sick penguin 'saved from dying by loving soulmate who helped her to miracle recovery

Mirror: Endangered African Penguin Dottie suddenly fell ill at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, US, and her keepers feared the worst until her companion Stanley began visiting her in intensive care.

6/11/2020
Dottie the Penguin Recovers from Lung Mass Thanks to Her Vets — and Dedicated Mate Stanley

People Magazine Online: Stanley lived with Dottie full-time in the ICU, until she was ready to return home.

6/11/2020
Dottie the penguin returns to National Aviary after recovering from pneumonia

TribLIVE: Dottie, a National Aviary penguin, has fully recovered from a near fatal bout with pneumonia.

6/11/2020
Dottie the Penguin Recovers from Lung Mass Thanks to Her Vets — and Dedicated Mate Stanley

Yahoo News, People Magazine: The National Aviary is celebrating a momentous occasion: after spending over 7 months in intensive care, Dottie the penguin has returned home — thanks in part to the love and support of her mate, a penguin named Stanley.

6/11/2020
‘A Miracle’: National Aviary Tells Penguin Love Story, Credits Life-Long Companion With Helping Sick Bird To Recover

KDKA: Dottie and Stanley are back in their usual spot in the Penguin Point habitat in the National Aviary.

6/11/2020
Penguin’s mate helps her recover from serious illness at National Aviary

Penn Live: A pair of endangered African penguins were returned to their colony this week at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh after being hospitalized for months.

6/11/2020
Penguin recovers from long illness, returns home with mate.

WPXI: An endangered African penguin has returned home after a long illness.

6/10/2020
Pittsburgh’s National Aviary prepares to reopen with new safety protocols, experiences

Penn Live: Expanded and new experiences await visitors to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh when it reopens on Wednesday, July 1.

6/10/2020
Phipps reopens Saturday; National Aviary soon

Beaver County Times: The National Aviary announced it will open July 1 to the public, with National Aviary members welcomed back with exclusive opportunities to visit on June 28 to 30.

6/10/2020
Carnegie Museums, Heinz History Center, Frick, Phipps and more announce reopening

NEXT Pittsburgh: After being closed to the public since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsburgh museums are reopening with new safety features in place.

6/10/2020
Kennywood, other Pittsburgh venues, ready to open gates and punch tickets

Pittsburgh Business Times:
By Nate Doughty – Digital Producer, Pittsburgh Business Times
7 hours ago
As most of the region enters the green phase, Pittsburgh's previously shuttered entertainment venues have begun to announce reopening dates.

6/10/2020
National Aviary Education

WPXI: CyBIRD Learning is an online platform to help your family learn all about birds from the experts at the National Aviary.

6/10/2020
National Aviary announces reopening date with new health rules, programs

Pittsburgh Business Times:
By Nate Doughty – Digital Producer, Pittsburgh Business Times
9 hours ago
The National Aviary in Pittsburgh was closed for over three months during the Covid-19 pandemic but the facility is set for a July 1 reopening with new rules and new programs in place.

6/9/2020
National Aviary to Reopen in July

WESA: After a three-month closure, the National Aviary on Pittsburgh's North Side said it will reopen under "best practices and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention" and other state and local experts.

6/9/2020
National Aviary sets July 1 opening with new rules, programs

WPXI: The National Aviary in Pittsburgh was closed for over three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the facility is set for a July 1 reopening with new rules and new programs in place.

6/9/2020
Cultural Attractions Begin Reopening After Long Shutdown

WESA: With Allegheny County in the green phase of the coronavirus pandemic, many museums and other cultural institutions have either reopened or are preparing to.

6/9/2020
National Aviary Announces Reopening Plan With Safety Protocols In Place

KDKA: The National Aviary has announced a reopening plan with a timed ticketing system to help reduce capacity.

6/9/2020
National Aviary reopens July 1

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The birds at the National Aviary will be receiving visitors again, starting July 1 after a three-month shutdown because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Special safety precautions will be in effect.

6/8/2020
Virtual Summer Camps

KDKA: Summer Camps Changing Operations this Summer

5/27/2020
Kids can spread their wings at Pittsburgh’s National Aviary’s virtual summer camps

Penn Live: The National Aviary is moving its popular summer camps online in 2020.

5/27/2020
National Aviary Virtual Summer Camps go behind the scenes

Trib Live: The National Aviary is moving its upcoming summer camps online.

5/21/2020
Visit National Aviary birds for free

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Visit National Aviary birds for free

5/15/2020
Impact of COVID-19 on the National Aviary in Pittsburgh

KDKA Radio- Executive Director of the National Aviary Cheryl Tracy discusses how the country's largest aviary is being impacted by the coronavirus.

05/08/2020
Andean Condors at Aviary are brooding a fertile egg

Butler Eagle: The pair of Andean Condors at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, 36-year-old Lianni, and her male partner, Lurch, are now brooding a fertile egg that is expected to hatch in late May or early June.

4/28/2020
Andean condor egg on view at the National Aviary

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Two big birds named Lianni and Lurch have laid a very important egg at the National Aviary.

4/27/2020
The National Aviary’s Andean Condors are Expecting

Pittsburgh Magazine: Lianni and Lurch are caring for a single egg, expected to hatch in early June.

4/24/2020
Mother Nature's Got Her Own Plan! Rare Condor Couple Lays An Egg

Sparkt: Lianni the Andean Condor turned 36 years old on Thursday. She hopes to be having a baby soon.

04/24/2020
At National Aviary, Dottie the penguin’s best medicine is love

TribLive: Dottie, an African Penguin at the National Aviary on the North Side, is part of an Emergency Care Effort to help her health.

04/23/2020
Andean Condor Pair Incubating Egg At National Aviary

KDKA: The Andean Condors at the National Aviary are expecting a chick in the coming weeks.

04/23/2020
National Aviary’s 36-year-old Andean Condor caring for egg

WPXI: After a courtship that began earlier this year, the National Aviary's Andean Condors, Lurch and Lianni, are now caring for an egg.

04/23/2020
Andean condor celebrates her 36th birthday sitting on an egg in Pittsburgh’s National Aviary

PennLive: The National Aviary in Pittsburgh announced today that an Andean condor, Lianni, is celebrating her 36th birthday today, April 23, sitting on an egg.

04/23/2020
National Aviary’s Andean condor couple again lay rare egg

TribLive: Andean condor couple Lianni and Lurch are brooding an egg

04/23/2020
Pittsburgh parents, keep the kids engaged with these online activities from local groups

Next Pittsburgh: While the National Aviary cares for its flock, you can visit some feathered friends (and sloths!)

04/22/2020
7 things to do with kids (at home) this week in Pittsburgh

Kidsburgh: It’s Owl Week at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh with lots of goings-on.

4/10/2020
National Aviary Programs

The National Aviary is closed to the public, but the staff still has more than 500 birds to care for. To give people continued access to penguins, owls, parrots and so many other birds, and to generate income, the North Side facility has launched a CyBIRD Learning Platform for schools, families and scouts and other groups.

3/31/2020
The National Aviary Remains Crowded (with Birds)

Pittsburgh Magazine: The North Side zoo has staff hard at work caring for their flock — and providing educational materials for families schooling at home.

3/4/20
Animals at Work

Pittsburgh City Paper

1/14/2020
Wild Animals from Around the World: National Aviary on Wendy Williams

National Aviary Hyacinth Macaw "flies in" to join David Mizejewski from National Wildlife Federation on Wendy Williams to show how birds communicate: the subject of the new Dolittle movie!

10/31/2019
The Best Zoo in Every State

Insider; MSN: National Aviary named best zoo in PA, according to Yelp.

9/6/2019
Pet Events

Post-Gazette

7/14/2019
23 Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh with Kids

Vacation Idea Dream Vacation Getaway

2/25/2019
It's Summertime Somewhere

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SEEN

01/06/2019
12 Women to Meet in 2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

09/19/2018
National Aviary Visits the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

See Squire the Lanner Falcon soar to Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart!

1/25/2018
National Aviary visits the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

See Tyler the Hyacinth Macaw soar over the audience on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

07/17/2017
Night in the Tropics

Pittsburgh Quarterly

03/12/2017
The Disco Kid

Confessions of a Human Vacuum

1/25/2017
Adorable Baby Owl Arrives At National Aviary

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Meet the National Aviary’s newest arrival – a newborn Eurasian eagle owl.

10/12/2016
National Aviary Appears on the Ellen Show

Five-year-old cancer survivor Violet Brielle Spataro gets a personal introduction with Valentino, the baby Two-toed Sloth.

02/09/2016
Baby Two-Toed Sloth Arrives In Pittsburgh On Private Jet

KDKA’s Dave Crawley reports on the baby sloth’s arrival.

11/11/2015
Watch the National Aviary on the 'Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon

Watch the feathers fly starting at the 2:00 minute mark!

12/09/14
Backstage With The Penguins

The Meredith Vieira Show