Pittsburgh June 04, 2018
6 Once-In-A-Lifetime Animal Encounters You Can Have Right Here In Pittsburgh
Animals are pretty amazing, wouldn’t you agree? You might have an awful day. Then, you see a video of an adorable parrot asking Alexa questions. Or, your own beloved pet just comes up to you for a snuggle, and the whole world just seems bright, right? Do yourself a favor this summer. Experience these amazing animal encounters in Pittsburgh.
1. Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary
Spend a day among the personalities - the rescued farm animals - at Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary. The Sewickley sanctuary has been caring for previously abused, neglected, and unwanted farm animals since 2011. Request an educational tour, by appointment only between May and October annually, to meet some of the residents, including pigs, sheep, and chickens.
Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary is located at 2506 Wexford Bayne Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143.
Click here for more.
2. Double Diamond Deer Ranch
Travel just two hours from Pittsburgh for an unforgettable experience among tame deer at Double Diamond Deer Ranch. If you visit between June and August, you might just get to bottle feed one of the babies. Of course, you can also feed the adults who include Dasher, Prancer, and Cupid.
Double Diamond Deer Ranch is located at 12211 PA-36, Clarington, PA 15828.
Click here to read more.
3. Critter Country Animal Farm
Enjoy an up-close encounter with a variety of domestic and exotic animals at Critter Country Animal Farm. The walk-through zoo is home to more than 300 residents, including reindeer, zebras, and tigers. Guests are welcome to feed select animals, go gem mining, and peruse the gift shop.
Critter Country Animal Farm is located at 914 PA-981, Smithton, PA 15479.
Read more here.
4. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park
Pet a giraffe. Bottle feed some of the infant animals (when available). Or, simply stroll around the "interactive zoo" at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park. With locations near Donegal and in New Castle, the wild animal park promises up-close looks at a variety of animals, including brown bears, red kangaroos, and zebras.
Living Treasures Wild Animal Park is located at 288 PA-711, Jones Mills, PA 15646 and at 8026, 268 Fox Rd., New Castle, PA 16101.
Click here for more.
5. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
A visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a tradition for most Pittsburghers. The sprawling zoo promises plenty to do and to see, including polar bears, giraffe, and elephants. Join the kids in climbing the net ladder at the Kids Kingdom. And, grab something to eat at one of the restaurants.
The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium are located at 7370 Baker St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Click here to keep reading.
6. National Aviary
Watch the penguins waddle or eat fish at mealtime when you visit the National Aviary. But, that's only the beginning. The aviary is also home to bald eagles, owls, roadrunners, and even an adorable sloth. Visit during feeding times, or attend a free flight bird show.
The National Aviary is located at 700 Arch St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
Who can resist adorable animals – whether they’re cute kangaroos or waddling penguins? How many of these animal encounters in Pittsburgh have you experienced? And, how many have you just added to your to do list?
Click here to read about a natural oasis where you just might run into local wildlife.