Go behind-the-scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and get a hands-on perspective from those working directly with wildlife and conservation.
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A Rescue Success (Episode 4, Released March 19, 2019)
Marine Mammal Keeper, Megan Paluh, discusses Coolio and Ellie May, two rescued northern elephant seals. They are the only northern elephant seals currently on exhibit in North America. Learn about their rescue and how they found their home here at the Pittsburgh Zoo!
Zoey's Story (Episode 3, Released March 12, 2019)
When our sea lion, Zoey, was diagnosed with cancer, we attempted a new and innovative cancer treatment - the first of its kind to be done on a sea lion. Our two guests, Henry Kacprzyk and Dr. Ginger Sturgeon, share Zoey's story with us.
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Raising Penguin (Episode 2, Released February 23, 2019)
Aquarist, Jessica Reis, works with gentoo and macaroni penguins, a giant Pacific octopus, and more. Hear what it’s like to train penguins, raise chicks, and handle multiple “penguinalities.”
Life as a Zoo Vet (Episode 1, Released February 12, 2019)
Head Veterinarian, Dr. Ginger Sturgeon, provides world-class care for frogs, elephants, and everything in between. Learn how animals are trained for exams, what it’s like to do surgery on a fish, and what happens when an anemone accidentally swallows a hamster ball.