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Shedd Aquarium President/CEO Ted A. Beattie to Retire

Ted BeattieAfter more than two decades of leadership for one of the world’s most-respected animal care, conservation and education organizations, Shedd Aquarium President and Chief Executive Officer Ted A. Beattie announced today his intent for retirement in late 2016, bringing to close a 35-year legacy of commitment to the advancement of conservation and education for animals and ecosystems. Continue Reading> 

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Shedd Aquarium expands Caribbean research team

Andy KoughShedd Aquarium announces the hiring of Andrew Kough, Ph.D. as a postdoctoral research associate for the aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research. Dr. Kough will lead field work in the Bahamas assessing the larval transport of queen conch (Lobatus gigas) and how it informs conservation management. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium, Walgreens partner to create on-demand prescription deliver for aquatic animal residents

WalgreensShedd Aquarium, a pioneer in aquatic animal health and medicine, has teamed up with national wellness leader Walgreens Pharmacy to create a first-of-its-kind partnership that provides on-demand access to preventive care medicine and supplements for its 32,000 animal residents. Continue Reading>  

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Spring Shedd-ule of events

Spring Break CampGet ready to say goodbye to winter and dive head-first into a visit to Shedd Aquarium this spring! Visit the brand new exhibit, Amphibians, this May, interact with stingrays and touch their silky-smooth backs at Stingray Touch and see if you can spot Shedd’s newest rescue dog, Kobe, going for a walk and working with his trainers! Continue Reading>

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Meet Kobe, Shedd Aquarium’s newest rescue dog

KobeShedd Aquarium welcomes Kobe, a 3-year-old male Dogo Argentino mix adopted through local pet rescue partner, Lucky Dog Rescue. The energetic pup joins two other rescue dogs comprising Shedd’s current canine family:  Dory, a female Shepherd mix; and Marlin, a male Labrador mix. Continue Reading>

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Feel the love at Shedd Aquarium

Feel the LoveShedd Aquarium is celebrating love at the world’s aquarium this Valentine’s Day by offering free general admission and love-struck date ideas Feb. 13-17. Sweethearts visiting the aquarium are invited to Feel the Love and take advantage of all Shedd has to offer. Continue Reading> 

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“Amphibians” leaps into Shedd this May as new special exhibit

Amazon Milk FrogBeginning this May, Shedd Aquarium will unveil a new special exhibit showcasing the amazing world of amphibians—featuring 40 species of salamanders, frogs and rarely-seen caecilians—highlighting their amazing diversity, unique adaptations and the serious challenges they face. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium anticipating birth of Pacific white-sided dolphin calf this summer

DolphinShedd Aquarium, a leader in animal care and welfare, announced today that one of its Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) is expecting a calf this summer. Continue Reading> 

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Shedd Aquarium, Renowned Microbiologists Team Up to Pioneer First Aquarium Microbiome Project

MicrobesChicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium, a recognized leader in advanced aquatic animal care and conservation science research, in partnership with renowned research organizations including Argonne National Laboratory, University of Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the launch of the Aquarium Microbiome Project. Continue Reading>

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Shedd Aquarium mourns loss of Pacific white-sided dolphin

ReefShedd Aquarium, a leader in animal care and welfare, is deeply saddened to announce the loss of Tiqué (TEE-kay), a geriatric female Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens). Continue Reading> 

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Meet Luna, Shedd Aquarium’s rescued sea otter pup!

otter pupOn Friday, December 12, Shedd Aquarium, a recognized leader in animal care and conservation, along with ABC’s Good Morning America officially announced the name of its female rescued southern sea otter pup (Enhydra lutris nereis) known as Pup 681. Over 10,000 votes were tallied from the “Name the Sea Otter Pup” voting contest which took place between Dec. 2 and Dec. 11 and the winning name is…Luna! Continue Reading>  

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Good Morning America, Shedd Aquarium team up to name sea otter Pup 681

pup 681Shedd Aquarium’s rescued southern sea otter pup (Enhydra lutris nereis) – currently known as Pup 681 – has been swimming past significant milestones over the last few weeks and is growing quickly. Already double in size and weighing in at a little over 10 pounds, Pup 681 is now ready for a name. Shedd is partnering with ABC’s Good Morning America to name the female sea otter pup through the “Name the Sea Otter Pup” voting contest. Continue reading>

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