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Editorial: Elephant death is tragic, but zoo does more good than harm

Willie Theison, elephant program manager at the Pittsburgh Zoo, attends to Zuri (left) and her sister, Victoria (right). (Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 5, 2017

With Labor Day signalling the end of the summer season for many Pittsburghers, a number chose to take the day off to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Most came to see the animals. But after the deaths of a three-month-old elephant calf and the zoo’s oldest male tiger in rapid succession la...

Pets of Pitt: students find furry friends on campus

Fifth-year Pitt student Georgia Vidal pets her cat, Winston, on the windowsill of her Bates Street house. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Prachi Patel / Staff Writer

July 3, 2017

Winston prowls around a house on Bates Street — meowing, knocking things over with his black-and-white paws and chewing on the mail. For Georgia Vidal, a college student with a limited budget, housing space and time, her cat is a handful. Vidal, a fifth-year senior majoring in media and professional co...

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