Go behind-the-scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and get a hands-on perspective from those working directly with wildlife and conservation.
He is tall, friendly, and the Zoo's greatest showman. Meet Lewis, one of the Pittsburgh Zoo's giraffes, in our newest episode!
There may not be a stronger animal, pound for pound, in the entire Zoo! Keeper Kathy Suthard joins us for this episode to dish all of the Amur leopard's secrets.
Did you know that sea otters sometimes eat more than a polar bear? Learn about that and more during this episode about the Zoo's sea otters.
They are, perhaps, the cutest animal at the Pittsburgh Zoo! For this episode, we learn all about Red Pandas.
Did you know there are BIG differences between a river otter and a sea otter? Listen to learn more!
There are more than animals for the staff at the Pittsburgh Zoo to take care of. We have dozens of plants and flowers too! Learn all about the Zoo's horticulture with Curator of Horticulture and Grounds, Joe Williams.
They are small, sneaky, and incredibly curious! Get to know the Pittsburgh Zoo's meerkats with keeper Ray Bamrick.
This week, we chat with Assistant Mammal Curator Karen Vacco about the Pittsburgh Zoo's gorillas.
They are some of the Zoo's most beloved residents! Learn more about the penguins of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium with this episode of the One Wild Place Podcast.
For this episode, we travel to the to the beach in Kids Kingdom to talk with Zookeeper Rob Chambers about our Sea Lions!
It's time to learn about the fastest land animal on the planet!
This podcast is for those attending the Asian Lantern Festival's Drive-Thru night. Hit play and enjoy the festival!
The week of October 17th is Vet Tech Appreciation Week! Have you ever wondered what the day in the life is for a vet tech at the Pittsburgh Zoo? Listen to this week's episode and find out!
A favorite at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, the African Lion is as majestic as any animal in the world! This week, we chat with keeper Kathy Suthard about the six lions who live at the Zoo! - Sponsored by UPMC
Learn about the Pittsburgh Zoo's rhinos during this special World Rhino Day episode! During the episode, we chat with rhino keeper Diane Hagey. Not many people can say they have worked with rhinos for over 30 years, but Diane can. Sponsored by UPMC.
On today's episode, mammal keeper Laura Machuga joins the podcast to talk all about the Pittsburgh Zoo's Tigers! Sponsored by UPMC
On this episode, Julia chats with Aquarist Jen Dancico about our Sea Turtle Second Chance program as well as one of the Pittsburgh Zoo's most famous residents, Harbor the Sea Turtle.
Ever wondered what goes into feeding the animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium? Listen and find out! Sponsored by NUTELLA®
Dream Night is our annual event that is uniquely designed with our special guests in mind. This year, the event has transformed into an evening drive-thru experience to ensure our special families are able to enjoy the Zoo from the safety of their own vehicles. Journey through the Zoo while learning about your favorite animal friends from the comfo…
Join us as we talk with Beth, an Animal Care Specialist at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's Education Complex, as we learn more about Julie and Pequeño, two adorable Kinkajous here at the Zoo! This episode is sponsored by Busy Beaver Building Centers.
As part of our new series, Pride In Our People, we highlight the incredible staff here at the Zoo. This month, we are featuring Dr. Lauren, one of our Zoo veterinarians.
Spend a day with our Aquarists at the PPG Aquarium!
Hear the latest on our new African lion pride, new cheetah family, and our Canadian lynx!
Regis, an Animal Care Specialist at the Zoo, shares what it's like to work with our new cheetah family. This episode is sponsored by Dunkin'
Hellbenders: what are they? We discuss these slimy but cute amphibians with our aquarist, Shanna Gay, and we learn about Heather, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s very own hellbender.
If you purchased a ticket to the Zoofari Drive-Thru fundraiser, turn on this guided audio tour at the start of your adventure!
If they aren’t for cuddling, and they aren’t fish, then what are cuttlefish? Justine Curley intrigues us with all things cuttlefish, from how they can change colors in the blink of an eye, to how they hunt their food with their tentacles.
Emmett Bender explains to us what a Horticulturist is, what they do, and why it's important to have them in a zoo! While most people come to the zoo to see the animals, the green leafy things throughout the park are also important. They greatly affect the animals' lives and the experience of the visitor.…
Have you ‘herd’ the news? The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has a new herd of alpacas! Robin Chambers, one of our keepers in Kids Kingdom, talks to us about the stylish hairdos, personalities, and candy inspired names of the alpacas.
The birth of our new clouded leopard cub is a significant milestone in the worldwide effort to save this vulnerable species. Karen Vacco, our Assistant Mammal Curator, discusses what what it's like to raise a cub, the challenges faced when breeding clouded leopards, and our hopes for this incredible species.…
Keepers have close bonds with the animals they work with. Kesha Phares, one of our keepers in Kids Kingdom, gives us insight into the creative techniques she uses to build those relationships and enrich the lives of the animals she works with every day.
Marine Mammal Keeper, Megan Paluh, discusses Coolio and Ellie May, two rescued northern elephant seals. They are the only northern elephant seals currently on exhibit in North America. Learn about their rescue and how they found their home here at the Pittsburgh Zoo!
When our sea lion, Zoey, was diagnosed with cancer, we attempted a new and innovative cancer treatment - the first of its kind to be done on a sea lion. Our two guests, Henry Kacprzyk and Dr. Ginger Sturgeon, share Zoey's story with us. **Please note, this episode includes discussion on chronic illness and end-of-life care.…
Aquarist, Jessica Reis, works with gentoo and macaroni penguins, a giant Pacific octopus, and more. Hear what it’s like to train penguins, raise chicks, and handle multiple “penguinalities.”
Head Veterinarian, Dr. Ginger Sturgeon, provides world-class care for frogs, elephants, and everything in between. Learn how animals are trained for exams, what it’s like to do surgery on a fish, and what happens when an anemone accidentally swallows a hamster ball.