• 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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  • 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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