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“Love the Pittsburgh Zoo!”

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Ranked #21 of 178 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Enjoy a family experience that fosters understanding, respect, and appreciation of wildlife with a visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo. Take a trip to the Islands and get an eye to eye view of warty pigs, Philippine crocodiles, and clouded leopards. Venture into the Jungle for an Odyssey of fun where you’ll discover our giant anteater, the elusive fossa, the world’s largest rat, and the pygmy hippo. Take in the scenic bird’s-eye view of the African Savanna before heading to our aquarium and Water’s Edge, home of the impressive polar bear and playful sea otter. *Jungle Odyssey and Zoo zip line open Summer 2017.* There is so much to explore at the Zoo, we provide 77 acres of fun! The Pittsburgh Zoo is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Prices vary per season, so visit our website: and follow us on Facebook,and Twitter.
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Love the Pittsburgh Zoo!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is not your parent's zoo. Excellent exhibits and a wonderful selection of animals. Exhibits are excellent. Grounds are very well maintained. Zoo employees were extemely curteous and helpful.

Visited June 2012
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Québec City - Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice way to spend a day”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

$14,00 for the zoo and the aquarium combined, and it is worth every penny. Grounds are well kept, each enclosures for the animals are clean.
I would suggest a few more tropicals fishes.
Children will certainly enjoy their day.

Visited September 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Really fun”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We took our family who came in to visit. Many of the animals seemed lively that day. We saw a polar bear jumping into the water. We had a gorilla get mad and throw his brocolli stalk at us. A bat was showing off for us. We had a really good time.

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Lakewood, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Zoo”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I was disappointed in the zoo. It looks like it needs some updating. The aquarium was disappointing. All we saw was polar bear a few fish and seals. The only thing nice was the baby otter

Visited September 2012
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Clayton, New York
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great family zoo. Food wasn't bad. The variety of animals and rides is very nice! Would definetly recommend this to any family!

Visited October 2011
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