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Animal Tales

Animal Tales

City Paper’s Animal Issue: Bats, cats, penguins and everything in between

Get up close and personal with this team of penguins at Pittsburgh’s National Aviary

“Our birds are ambassadors for their wild counterparts.”

Animal Encounters at the National Aviary

Flathead catfish are an impressive predator in Pittsburgh’s rivers

“When they dig, it feels like your forearms are getting ripped out of your body.”

Pittsburgh aviation team rescues animals along the East Coast

“It started as, ‘Let’s save some dogs,’ and it’s really transformed into ‘We’re really helping people.’”

The Colony Café, in the Strip District, lets patrons enjoy coffee, wine, light fare and snuggling with cats

A dozen ready-to-adopt cats are the highlight of this cafe

Honey-bee swarms are key to fighting population decline

“We’re losing approximately 40 percent of our bee population every year.”

Yappy hour at Pittsburgh’s dog parks

The place where everyone knows your name

Can you take roadkill home and eat it?

It turns out the answer is yes, with some caveats

Inside the Hall of Birds at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

“We want to make people feel like this is not just something to rush through. It’s an exhibit, a destination to connect with.”

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