With 32,000 animals at Shedd Aquarium, imagine the expertise required to maintain the health of a collection that runs the gamut from seahorse to sea turtle, Magellanic penguin to Pacific white-sided dolphin. Animal care is the No. 1 priority at Shedd. What does that mean? Whether it’s providing training and enrichment to a beluga calf, discovering new ways to diagnose and treat sea stars, or developing special rehabilitation programs for a blind sea lion, the aquarium is dedicated to the health and welfare of each of our animals.