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"Feel the Love" at Shedd Aquarium

Feel the LoveShedd Aquarium is celebrating love this Valentine's Day and inviting guests to "Feel the Love." Take advantage of all Shedd has to offer and find animals throughout the building that, in name or behavior, are as sweet as a box of chocolate! Continue Reading>

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 Shedd Aquarium expecting birth of Pacific white-sided dolphin calf late spring

KatrlShedd Aquarium announced today that one of its Pacific white-sided dolphins is expecting a calf this spring. This is the first pregnancy for Shedd’s 28-year-old female dolphin, Katrl. Currently in her third trimester, Shedd’s veterinary and animal care staff report that the mother is healthy and her pregnancy is progressing normally with an estimated delivery date in late spring. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium Trustees Elect Bridget C. Coughlin, PhD as President & CEO

Chicago’s most visited cultural attraction and a national leader in animal care, conservation education, and marine research, proudly announced today that its Board of Trustees has elected Bridget C. Coughlin, PhD, as the organization’s new President & CEO. Continue reading>

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Shedd Aquarium Saddened by Loss of Southern Sea Otter

Southern Sea Otter CayucosShedd Aquarium, a world-class leader in animal care and conservation, is deeply saddened to announce the loss of Cayucos (ky-YOU-cos), a rescued southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) who arrived at Shedd in 2011 after being rescued off the coast of California at only a few weeks old. Continue reading> 

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Local schools win Shedd Aquarium's Wreath-Cycled Challenge

Wreath-Cycled 2015This season, Shedd Aquarium got into the holiday spirit with its annual Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge, giving Chicago-area teachers the opportunity to include environmental education into their classroom holiday celebrations. Continue reading > 

Meet Makoa, Shedd's youngest Pacific white-sided dolphin!

MakoaWhat do you get a dolphin calf for the holidays? A name! After a full week of voting, the results are in. Continue reading>

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