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  • The Making of an Aquarium Vet

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    Dr. Matt O’Connor says he landed his dream job when he recently joined Shedd’s animal health team as staff veterinarian. His extensive training in domestic, exotic and wildlife veterinary medicine has taken him across the country as well as around the world, but his roots are in the Chicago area.

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  • The Smaller Faces of Wildlife Trafficking

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    It was already too late for many of the 102 baby arapaimas even as agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) rushed the internationally protected fish to Shedd. The 6-week-old, 4-inch Amazon natives had been seized at O’Hare International Airport during an attempted illegal importation for the pet trade

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  • Candy Canes, Humbugs and Other Holiday Surprises at Shedd

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    From candy canes in Wild Reef to snowballs in Amazon Rising, you’ll find surprising animals that will make your holidays—and every day—merry and bright. 

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  • What’s in a Name? You Decide for Piquet’s Calf!

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    It’s time to check in on Piquet’s 6-month-old calf—and pick a name for him!

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