The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and is open to visitors most days of the year. It is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations.
This is how in a nutshell the zoo in Pittsburgh looks like:
While the ice hockey team may be the better-known Penguins in Pittsburgh, the penguins at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are definitely the cuter ones!
The 24 penguins in the PPG Aquarium (17 Gentoo and 7 Macaroni penguins) love to dive, swim, preen, play in their climate-controlled enclosure. Their cute antics make them a popular draw with children and their parents who often press themselves against the glass to see them.
Penguins are sensitive to temperature and humidity. If conditions are out of their ideal range for an extended period of time, the penguins could develop a respiratory infection called Aspergillosis, or Asper. Aspergillosis is a fungal infection that can be severe and/or even chronic.
To help monitor and maintain a healthy environment for their fine feathered friends, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium uses our RF temperature and humidity loggers – two RF loggers monitoring the temperature and humidity in the penguin enclosure itself and one RF unit with a probe to monitor the water temperature.
Let’s Keep Penguins Happy!
Clausen also appreciates the access to full historical data in the BluConsole cloud-based dashboard.
Clausen also stated that having the data centralized and accessible allows the PPG Aquarium to be a more efficient operation.