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Gala: Excursion to the Exotic

Incredible animal encounters, live entertainment, delectable dining, and more. We invite you to our largest formal event that helps support the animals you love!

Gala: Excursion to the Exotic is presented by UPMC Health Plan

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Wild Encounters

Behind-the-Scene Tours

Enhance your next Zoo visit with a behind-the-scene tour! Each wild encounter is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience designed to foster positive, lifelong connections to the natural world.
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Zoo Campers

Animal Adventures Zoo Camp

Not your typical summer camp. Zoo campers come face-to-face with Zoo animals, talk with professional zookeepers, and discover different animal habitats. Classes available for ages 2 to 13.
Registration is now open.

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"Arks of Hope" Earns Award

American Humane, one of our accrediting organizations, recently announced that their online educational video, "Arks of Hope", has won the Gold Medal at the Mercury Excellence Awards in the category of Best Educational/Informational Video!

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Meet Our Animals

Learn about the species you can see at our Zoo

When it comes to conservation, we try to walk the walk. We partner with international organizations to help protect animals and revitalize species in need all over the world. At the Zoo, we strive to be a leader in green practices using innovative technology and fresh ideas.

The International Conservation Center, often referred to as the ICC, sits on 724 acres of rolling hills in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The ICC is North America’s premiere facility for African elephant conservation, education, training, breeding, and research. The perfect location to accommodate this research, the ICC is currently home to five elephants, including three females who were rescued from Botswana.

PPG Conservation & Sustainability Fund

The PPG Conservation and Sustainability Fund is a grant program of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, awarding grants between $1,000 and $3,000 to conservation-oriented projects. Over the past decade the PPG Conservation and Sustainability Fund has supported over 204 projects in 56 countries.

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