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The National Aviary

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The National Aviary is America's only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. It is located in Pittsburgh's historic Northside and features more than 600 birds of 200+ exotic species from around the globe, many of which are threatened or endangered. Walking through the open mixed-species exhibits, provides an unparalleled up-close and personal experience with the free-flying birds with opportunities to hand-feed many birds not found in a large majority of zoos around the world.            

Exotic birds from nearly all of the earth's biospheres are represented at the National Aviary. Find colorful and quirky birds of the tropical rainforest, wetlands, and grasslands as well as the great American Bald Eagle in Eagle Hall and the fan favorite, penguins in the Penguin Point exhibit. In the Lories & Friends exhibit, Visitors can have a colorful brush with nature as they feed the rainbow lorikeets of coastal Australia their favorite treat, flower nectar.

Amid the fun had, the National Aviary offers an exceptional educational experience for its visitors as well by emphasizing the importance of saving endangered species by preserving natural habitats and continuing endangered bird breeding programs, and instilling a conservation ethic amongst visitors that teaches responsibility for the well-being of our planet. Visit the site to plan a trip.

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Daren Ellerbee
University of Pittsburgh's Community Engagement Center

“I’m very proud of Pittsburgh. It is where I get my grit.”

The National Aviary
Allegheny Commons West
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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