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  • A Whale of a Time

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    Shedd’s Extraordinary Experiences connect guests with the living world through personal encounters with some of the aquarium’s most charismatic animals. The Beluga Encounter is one of them, and my personal experience is one I will never forget.

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  • Giant catfish confiscation underscores need for new law

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    At about the same time that the U.S. House of Representatives was readying legislation to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking for President Obama’s signature, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) delivered 90 finger-length giant Thai catfish, a critically endangered species, to Shedd Aquarium.

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  • Make “Rays” while the Sun Shines

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    What does a stingray feel like to you? A hard-boiled egg? Velvet? Leather? Rubber? These are just a few of the responses from guests who have experienced Shedd’s first outdoor exhibit!

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  • Ellie: Look at Her Now!

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    Rescued sea otter pup Ellie, who found a permanent home at Shedd Aquarium in January, is one of the gang now. She’s still the smallest and darkest sea otter, but that’s changing rapidly.

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  • Why Do We Need Sea Otter Awareness Week?

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    Shedd Aquarium is a proud participant in Sea Otter Awareness Week, now in its 14th year. It gives us a chance to highlight the stories of our five engaging sea otters and the changing conservation challenges facing their counterparts in the wild.

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