The Residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor were entertained by special visitors on Wednesday, Feb. 19 … a flock of feathered friends from the National Aviary, located on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Dr. Pilar Fish, volunteer for the Little Sisters of the Poor and head veterinarian at the National Aviary, led fellow staff in presenting these very special birds including an African Penguin, Scarlet Macaw, Indian Runner Duck and a Spotted Owl. The Residents also learned how the Aviary’s veterinarians care for one of their injured birds. Cheryl Tracy, executive director of the National Aviary, accompanied the flock for this special visit.
Some Residents – those who were brave enough – ventured close to their favorite winged friends to interact with them. Resident Father John Palko even took off his baseball cap and used it to play hide-and-seek with the penguin.
Special thank you to Pilar, Cheryl, and everyone at the National Aviary who made this program possible!