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This webcam gives you a sneak peek into Penguin Point, the Aviary’s African penguin exhibit.

African penguins, also known as jackass penguins, are native to South Africa and live in a climate similar to Pittsburgh: cold in the winter, warm in the summer. The Aviary’s exhibit currently features a colony of 10 penguins: Patrick, Stanley, Elvis, Simon, Sidney, Preston, Dottie, Rainbow, Demi, and Owen. They share their exhibit with two Cape shelducks.

As part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), two of our African penguins, Kristen and New Penguin, are living off-exhibit with the hope of breeding in the near future.

For more information about the Aviary’s Penguin Point exhibit, visit our Penguin Point webpage. For information about the AZA’s Species Survival Plan, click here.

May 11th

Come and join us for this special event recognizing the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”. Hear and interact with distinguished speakers from across the country, all of whom will be making presentations at the National Aviary and Chatham University on May 11 & 12 and sharing their unique perspectives on the important and still-relevant environmental topics first brought to the attention of the public in this landmark book.

April 6th

We’re happy to announce the naming of our second penguin chick - Kaden!
Kaden has been named by an anonymous donor and major supporter of the National Aviary. So come by over the holiday weekend and meet Tribby and Kaden before they lose all of their downy feathers!

The National Aviary

America’s bird zoo. Located on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, the National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 600 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. The National Aviary’s large walk-through exhibits create an experience unlike any other – an intimate interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to handfeed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.

New exhibits include Grasslands, a space inhabited by finches, doves, plovers, killdeer and other species in a walk-through space; and Penguin Point, created exclusively for the Aviary’s colony of African penguins. Penguin Point provides 360-degree views of the penguins as they swim, dive and sun, and its kid-friendly design features ViewTubes and windows that give even the smallest toddlers the opportunity to see these remarkable birds up close. Visit our website