Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Highland Park, the zoo sits on 77 acres (31 ha) of park land where it exhibits more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species, including 20 threatened or endangered species.

The zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participates in 64 Species Survival Plans.

Read more about Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium:  History, Exhibits, Breeding, The Future

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