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  • Meet Shedd Sea Otter Yaku

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    At 80 pounds and 4 feet, Yaku is the big guy in Otter Cove. He’s also the only guy, an arrangement he seems to like.

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  • Meet Shedd Sea Otter Kachemak

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    Shedd’s success in raising the four Exxon Valdez oil spill pups impressed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service so much that a year after the spill, in 1990, the service called to see if the aquarium could take a month-old pup found stranded on a beach in Homer, Alaska.

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  • New penguin chicks on exhibit at Shedd

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    Shedd’s Magellanic chicks have joined the eight adult Magellanics and 12 rockhoppers in the penguin habitat.

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  • Beluga pregnancy update

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    A newly renovated Oceanarium isn’t all that Shedd’s marine mammal trainers have been excited about lately; several months ago, blood tests and ultrasound exams – routine veterinary procedures performed on all our marine mammals – revealed that two beluga whales are pregnant!

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  • Meet Shedd's Sea Otters

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    During Sea Otter Awareness Week, Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, we’ll introduce you to Shedd’s five sea otters and tell you a little about how we care for and train these high-energy animals.

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