• Pupdate: Ellie Meets Otter Playmates!

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    In the last month, Ellie has met two other Shedd sea otters. Soon after her arrival, she began vocalizing back and forth with the older otters in neighboring pools, and even got nose to nose with one on the other side of the window of her nursery area.

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  • Annual Gala Immerses Guests in Wonders of “Dark Waters,” Raises $1.9 Million for Programs

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    Shedd Aquarium’s annual board of trustees’ gala, held on June 11 and themed “Dark Waters,” celebrated the mystery and beauty of aquatic creatures of the dark and the deep.

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  • A Busy Month for Katrl’s Calf

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    While we can’t say that Katrl’s calf wasn’t busy during his 12 or so months developing in utero, his first month out and about in Secluded Bay has been filled with marking critical milestones, accomplishments that have the marine mammals staff members cautiously beaming like proud parents.

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  • Many Species, Many Techniques, All Great Moms

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    Pacific white-sided dolphin Piquet is a two-time mom: Sagu (shown here) was born in 2012, and Makoa arrived not quite a year ago. Both calves are males. In addition to the joy they have brought Shedd guests and staff members, they are precious additions to the North American zoological population of this species, which numbers 17.

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  • A Day to Save Frogs

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    It’s going to take more than a day, but if you aren’t already taking sustainable steps that will protect frogs and toads (and let’s include all amphibians, because they face the same threats), then April 30, Save the Frogs Day, is a good time to start.

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