One of the very cool things about the Pittsburgh Zoo is that it is also the PPG Aquarium, which makes it one of only six in the United States to offer both a zoo and an aquarium all in one. The is comprised of 77 acres of land and has over 4000 animals and around 450 species. Also exhibiting some endangered species. There are a ton of cool things to do, and of course if you have children not only are the main exhibits nice, but there is also Kid’s Kingdom, which used to be called Children’s Zoo when it opened in 1949. The PPG Aquarium was built in 1967, and it is about 45,000 square feet. It is loaded with different species of salt water, and fresh water aquatic life. There is also a penguin exhibit. There is Forest passage where you can find Canadian Lynx, and Tropical Forrest which is a 16-acre indoor forest. Also on display is the African Savanna which came in 1980 which contains lions, elephants, giraffes and many other animals you can find on the African Savanna. The Pittsburgh Zoo has been open since 1898 and was originally called Highland Park Zoo after a donation of $125,000 came from a man named Christopher Lyman Magee. The zoo is in the Northeaster part of town at 7340 Butler St, and is really easy to get to from our office. If you are planning to spend some time in Pittsburgh and enjoy animals, then there is not much better than a quality day at the zoo with friends or family. Also don’t forget to check out the bear exhibits while you are there. They were built in 1937, and are really nice. Watch the polar bears do the back step dance. I don’t know why they do it, but they do.
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