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  • Not-So-Scary Animals

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    Jaws. Fangs. Lots of legs. Shedd has some scary-looking animals! But looks are deceiving. Each one of our Halloween highlights below has an undeserved reputation as being frightful, ghastly, gruesome, or, at the very least, phobia-inducing. But take a second look with us.

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  • Rescued, Rehabilitated, Released, Rehomed: Stories of the Animal Response Team

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    For more than 50 years, Shedd Aquarium has devoted people and resources to helping animals in urgent need. Shedd experts have lent a hand to help aquatic animals in the Florida Keys, the St. Lawrence River and in northern Illinois. They’ve responded following oil spills in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico and South Africa. And they’ve worked behind the scenes at Shedd, sometimes around the clock, to provide critical care to both temporary and new permanent residents.

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  • Going the Distance

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    If Shedd Aquarium has marathoners, it’s the cownose rays. Not the 30 or so individuals in Stingray Touch—they only make the short run between the large, low pool on the south terrace and their indoor winter accommodations behind the scenes twice a year.

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  • Eight Strange and Wonderful Facts about Octopuses

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    International Cephalopod Awareness Days is a time to celebrate those big-eyed, multi-armed or -tentacled, mostly soft-bodied, often ink-jetting, variably venomous members of class Cephalopoda: octopuses, nautiluses, squids and cuttlefishes.

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