Live on the Wild Side
Located in Pittsburgh's Highland Park neighborhood on the east end, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium boast an extensive collection of earth's most exotic members of the Animal Kingdom. These exciting creatures represent over 400 species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. With such an assembly of animals, the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium is a staple when it comes to family fun in the city.
The zoo and aquarium cover 77 acres that represent the varying topographies and natural environments of the world. The state-of-the-art aquarium hosts everything from playful penguins to hair-raising sharks. Stealthy electric eels hover at the bottom of the exhibits while colorful fish dart every which way creating unforgettable sights to see. Explore the grasslands of the African Savanna where gentle elephants play by the water. Roam through the vast forests of Asia and uncover the hiding places of some of the world's most endangered animals. Navigate the lush jungle canopies of the tropical rainforest to find an array of extraordinary primates. The Kids Kingdom has been ranked one of the top children's zoos in the country, Kids Kingdom features animals native to Pennsylvania, a petting zoo, reptiles, small mammals and much more.
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