Breeding Programs

Tiger Cubs Petya and Mara First Day Out 10-3-06 026The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a national nonproft organization dedicated to promoting animal care, wildlife conservation, education, and science.

We participate in many AZA programs and activities, including the Species Survival Plan (SSP). Elephant UltrasoundIn SSP's, zoos work together to help endangered and threatened species through a wide range of activities, including cooperative breeding programs, research, public education, fundraising, field projects, and reintroduction.  We currently participate in SSP's for more than 20 animals.