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Shedd Aquarium Partners with SANCCOB to Rescue Endangered African Penguin Chicks

Each year, hundreds of endangered South African penguin chicks find themselves abandoned by their parents. For the fourth time, Shedd Aquarium, a leader in animal care and conservation, has teamed up with the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Costal Birds, SANCCOB, a non-profit that works to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds. Continue Reading>

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Help Shedd Continue Caring for Our Newest Sea Otter Ellie 

Shedd Aquarium is rolling out a city-wide fundraising campaign as part of the global Nov. 29 #GivingTuesday celebration of   generosity to raise money for Shedd’s beloved sea otters. This year we’re dedicating #GivingTuesday to our newest rescue, sea otter pup Ellie. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium & Lucky Dog Rescue Partner to Find Forever Home for Shedd Trained Pup, Kobe

Shedd Aquarium, a leader in animal rescue and rehabilitation, and Lucky Dog Rescue, a local Chicagoland rescue organization, are working together to secure a permanent home for Shedd-trained rescue dog, Kobe. Continue Reading>

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Enjoy a Wintery, Watery Wonderland at Shedd Aquarium This Holiday Season

There's no place like Shedd Aquarium for the holidays! Guests are invited to explore and connect with animals, create magical memories, and keep an eye out for Santa, who will be making an appearance at Shedd throughout the holiday season.  Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium Celebrates Chicago's World Series Win

The curse is over! After 108 years, Chicago’s North Side team has finally won the World Series! In honor of this historic win, the World’s Aquarium, is offering a special discount deal for fans to celebrate with our aquatic champions. Continue reading> 

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Shedd Aquarium Asks Public to Join in Mission to Help Animals in Need

Sea OtterIn addition to a new Animal Response Team name and cause awareness campaign, Shedd also launched a new "Sheddvocate" public engagement and advocacy program. Continue reading> 

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Shedd urges president to quickly implement the "Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act" 

Photo of a catfish.Shedd urges president to sign legislation that would harshen penalties for wildlife trafficking criminals that threaten endangered species. Continue reading>

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Shedd Aquarium celebrates Sea Otter Awareness Week

From September 18 to 24, Shedd Aquarium joins zoos and aquariums nationwide in educating the public on the threats sea otters face in the wild and the vital part they play in near shore ecosystems. Continue reading>

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Fall 2016 Shedd-ule of events

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop! See everything Shedd has planned this Fall. Continue reading> 

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Shedd Aquarium expands Great Lakes conservation research team

Dr. Karen Murchie

Shedd Aquarium is pleased to announce the hiring of Karen Murchie, Ph.D. to the Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research. She will focus on studying Great Lakes ecosystems and migratory fishes. Continue reading>

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Shedd teams up with the Marine Mammal Center to care for stranded animals

Sea lion pupShedd Aquarium has partnered with the Marine Mammal Center to rescue and release sea lion and elephant seal pups. Continue reading>

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Shedd makes waves with 10th anniversary BLU fete

Blu 2016 terrace

This year marked the 10th anniversary of BLU, raising more than $450,000 to support Shedd’s rescue and rehabilitation, conservation, and education initiatives. Continue reading>

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Shedd's Brazilian breeds have athletic fetěs (and feets) of their own

Yellow footed tortise

Those looking to get a glimpse of some wildlife that can be found in the games' host country Brazil can stop by Shedd through the closing ceremonies to check out some of our sporty species. Continue reading>

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Chicago kids reveal Shedd dolphin calf name - Kukdlaa

Dolphin calf at shedd aquarium

Today, Chicago kids unveiled the name of Shedd Aquarium’s newest dolphin calf – Kukdlaa (KOOK-dlah). Continue reading> 

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Shedd Aquarium Hosts Kids Vote to Name Dolphin Calf 

Katrl's CalfAs election fervor grows across the country, Shedd Aquarium will host an election of its own – a chance for kids and teens to vote on a name for its newest dolphin calf born at the aquarium in April. Continue reading>

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Shark Week Shedd-ule of events at Shedd Aquarium

Zebra SharkJoin Shedd as we celebrate the return of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week from Sunday, June 26 to Sunday, July 3. Continue reading>  

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Shedd Microbiome Project adds post-doctoral associate Dr. Christian Edwardson

Dr. Christian Edwardson head shotShedd Aquarium, a pioneering researcher of aquarium microbial communities, announces the addition of Post-Doctoral Associate Dr. Christian Edwardson to the Shedd Aquarium Microbiome Project. Continue reading>

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Largest building battery in Illinois to service Chicago utility grid

batteryShedd Aquarium continues to lead the way in energy efficiency with the installation of a one-megawatt lithium ion battery – the largest building battery installation in the state of Illinois and the first of its kind to be installed at a zoo or aquarium in the nation. Continue Reading>

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Summer Shedd-ule of Events

stingrayDive into summer fun at Shedd Aquarium! Shedd’s popular Stingray Touch exhibit will reopen after the long winter, offering a chance to interact with stingray or sign up for one of Shedd’s Great Lakes Action Days. There are plenty of ways to enjoy summer at Shedd! Continue Reading>

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Shedd’s Pacific white-sided dolphin calf is a…boy!

dolphin calfShedd Aquarium revealed today that its two-week-old Pacific white-sided dolphin calf is a male. Born April 18 at 9:14 a.m., the calf has surpassed several critical milestones in its development, including taking his first breath, bonding with mom, nursing and learning to slipstream. Continue Reading>

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“Waddle It Be?” Meet Diego, Shedd Aquarium’s rockhopper penguin chick

Meet DiegoShedd Aquarium, in collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, officially announced the name of its male rockhopper penguin known as Chick 23. Votes from Lurie Children’s patients, families, volunteers and staff were tallied from the #WaddleItBe voting contest and the winning name is…Diego! Continue Reading>

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Pacific white-sided dolphin calf born at Shedd Aquarium

PWD calfShedd Aquarium welcomed a Pacific white-sided dolphin calf to the aquarium family on April 18 at 9:14 a.m. Although the team remains cautiously optimistic during this time, both calf and mom appear healthy. Continue Reading>

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Meet Ellie, Shedd Aquarium's rescued sea otter pup!

EllieShedd Aquarium officially announced the name of its female sea otter pup known as Pup 71. Over 1,500 votes from Shedd members were tallied from the voting contest and the winning name is... Ellie! Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium teams up with Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute to care for stranded Southern California sea lions

stranded sea lion pupDue to warmer than normal ocean temperatures and the impact of El Nino conditions, 2016 is forecasted to be an extremely challenging year for marine mammals across the coast of California. CIMWI and Shedd Aquarium are working together to provide aid to the rising number of sea lion pup strandings in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in Southern California. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium announces 2016 Shedd Adventures trips

RV Coral ReefAnnouncing the line-up for the 2016 Shedd Adventures travel program. Custom-designed programs for travelers with a passion for wildlife, join Shedd on upcoming trips researching iguanas in the Bahamas, kayaking in the San Juan Islands and swimming alongside whale sharks in Mexico. Continue Reading>

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Sea otter pup rescued from storms by Monterey Bay Aquarium finds permanent home at Shedd

Rescued southern sea otter pup

Shedd Aquarium announced February 16 that it has welcomed a 10 -week-old orphaned southern sea otter pup to the aquarium as part of a collaborative partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium. 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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