• 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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  • Squeaky Toys, Couch Time and New Behaviors: What the Dogs Are Up To

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    May is National Pet Month, a good opportunity to check in with Shedd’s dogs. All four, which share the spotlight in our aquatic shows with the dolphins and belugas, were rescued from shelters. Their great potential was unleashed through positive-reinforcement training.

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  • Take the Earth Day Pledge at Shedd

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    What does beluga whale Bella have in common with sea turtle Nickel? The same water. Filtering and reclaiming (and chilling, of course) Caribbean Reef water to use in the Abbott Oceanarium provides a more healthful environment for the marine mammals and conserves a lot of water. Read what else Shedd is doing to make Earth Day every day.

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  • “Oh, It’s Perfect!”—Smooth Birth, Strong Calf for Katrl

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    At 9:14, Katrl swam close to the surface and gave a final push. “It’s out!” someone cheered. “Go, guys, go!” “Its first breath!” With that essential milestone passed, everyone applauded the arrival of the approximately 3-foot, 25-pound new member of the Shedd family.

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  • Time Flies for Penguin Chick 23

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    The rockhopper penguin known as Chick 23 has come a long way in the last 10 months. A 2-ounce bundle of wet fluff when he hatched June 9, by September he was nearly as tall as his parents and, like a lot of well-fed young birds just leaving the nest, a little heavier until he started swimming and fending for himself.

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