WHAT: Andean Mountain Habitat Opening
WHERE: National Aviary
WHEN: New permanent exhibit

Why You Should Go:

You’ve fallen hard for their sloths and penguins — now get to know three spectacular bird species never before seen in Pittsburgh when the National Aviary unveils its new Andean Mountain Habitat.

Look for the fan-shaped crest and vibrant orange-red plumage of the charismatic Cock-of-the-rock, which gets its quirky name from the craggy ledges where it builds nests in South America’s Andes Mountains. You’ll also encounter Capuchinbirds with rust-colored feathers and blue-grey heads that resemble the hooded cloaks of Capuchin monks. Both species perform competitive and elaborate mating rituals.

And meet the Aviary’s new Golden Eagle during daily educational talks highlighting the importance of protecting these magnificent birds of prey and their habitats.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.