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Penguins parade around Pittsburgh Zoo

Several penguins waddled around at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s media preview of “Penguins on Parade” on Wednesday.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

December 10, 2018

Penguins on Parade runs every Saturday and Sunday in December at 11:30 a.m., weather permitting. The parade is included with Pittsburgh Zoo admission.

Pittsburgh Zoo should not expand breeding program

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

By Gabriela Cadahia | For The Pitt News

June 6, 2018

Last summer, the Pittsburgh Zoo euthanized its only elephant calf — Little Bit, a premature three-month-old rejected by her mother who had stopped eating due to painful teething. PETA criticized the zoo for the way it handled Little Bit’s health and death — and this wasn’t the first time. The animal rights organization has criticized the zoo befor...

Protesters address the baby elephant in the room

Several people gathered outside the Pittsburgh Zoo Saturday morning in protest of the zoo's controversial history of animal welfare. (Photo courtesy of Remy Samuels)

By Amanda Finney and Remy Samuels | For The Pitt News

September 17, 2017

“Cruelty is Not Entertainment,” was the protesters’ creed. It was printed, along with the slogan “Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium Enslaves and Kills,” on the signs the protesters held as they stood outside the front entrance of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Protesters gathered outs...

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...

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