Press Releases

 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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Shedd Aquarium and ABC7 WLS Partner to Name Dolphin Calf

dolphin calfShedd Aquarium is making a splash this holiday season by inviting the public to participate in helping to name its newest male Pacific white-sided dolphin calf in partnership with ABC7 WLS Chicago beginning Dec 9. Continue reading>

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More than 100 protected fish confiscated from illegal pet trade now rehabilitating under care, expertise of Shedd Aquarium

USFWS Rescued ArapaimaU.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) turned to animal care and conservation leader Shedd Aquarium for assistance in the rescue and rehabilitation of 102 internationally protected juvenile arapaima following an attempted illegal importation for the pet trade industry. Continue reading >
USFWS Rescued Arapaima

Shedd Aquarium dedicates #GivingTuesday to sea otters

 Giving Tuesday at SheddWith the group of sea otters consuming nearly 25,000 pounds of restaurant quality, sustainable seafood annually – at a cost of $20,000 per otter per year – Shedd Aquarium is rolling out a city-wide fundraiser, #YouOtterGive, as part of the #GivingTuesday celebration of generosity. Continue Reading >

Giving Tuesday at Shedd

Dash through the snow to Shedd for holiday fun

There'sDash through the snow to Shedd for holiday fun no place like Shedd Aquarium for the holidays! Guests are invited to explore and connect with animals in a wintery, watery wonderland and create magical memories with the aquatic show, Holiday One World. Continue Reading > 

Dash through the snow to Shedd for holiday fun

Shedd Aquarium, Forest Preserves of Cook County team up to save local amphibians

2015 Amphibians GLAD in Somme WoodsFollowing the successful launch of the Amphibians special exhibit earlier this year, Shedd Aquarium announces a partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) to restore habitats across the county critical to local amphibian species. Continue reading > FPCC Partnership

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