It’s barely 9:30 a.m. and people are already walking through the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, despite the clouds and the rain. Moms pushing strollers and dads holding sticky hands and now, the flamingos have started chattering.
“Squawking. Squabbling. Arguing. Pick a verb,” Kathy says. “It’s breeding season. And we just put fresh dirt in the palms and they’re all fighting over it. They like to use it for their nests. Oh, there’s Dr. Ginger.”
Dr. Ginger is walking towards the tiger exhibit. With her are Libbi the vet tech and her traveling medical supplies and Lisa, vet intern from the United Kingdom, who is lugging a heavy backpack, wearing a green Royal Veterinarian College University of London polo tee shirt and freezing.