• Animal Care

    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

    All sessions will be held in person at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

    Session 1: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

    Animals of the Asian Forest and African Savanna.  Meet keepers who care for lions, tigers, cheetahs, giraffes and gorillas and learn about the daily duties in caring for these animals.

    Session 2:  Wednesday, October 20 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

    Visit the Reptile holding area, and also the animals that call Jungle Odyssey and Islands their home; including clouded leopards, warty pigs, giant anteaters and a very cute hippo.

    Session 3: Wednesday, November 3 from 1:30 -3:30 pm

    This session will focus on the animals at the PPG Aquarium and Water’s Edge.  Meet the curator and aquarists that care for over 4,000 individual animals from tiny sea horses to the black tip reef sharks. Watch a sea otter training demonstration and talk with staff about training.

    Session 4: Wednesday, November 17 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Do you want to be a Veterinarian? Meet our vet staff, go on a tour of the zoo’s hospital and get all your questions answered. You will also visit with the education departments’ ambassador animals.


     Topics of sessions may change due to availability of Keepers.