Shedd Aquarium announces today that Piquet, a 31-year-old Pacific white-sided dolphin at the aquarium, is pregnant and expected to give birth later this fall. Continue Reading>
Shedd Aquarium, a leader in animal care, welcomed two Magellanic penguin chicks (Spheniscus magellanicus) following the annual breeding season that began with nesting in late March. Continue Reading>
Leaders from Chicago's philanthropic community came together at Shedd Aquarium on Saturday, May 18, to support the aquarium's vision for a world thriving with aquatic life to share with future generations. Continue Reading>
Shedd Aquarium shared a behind-the-scenes look at an exam of a blackspotted puffer late last week to give the public a better look at aquatic veterinary care ahead of World Veterinary Day - Saturday, April 27. Continue Reading>
On Earth Day 2019, aquariums across the United States are leading by example in the fight against one of the threats facing ocean and freshwater animals - plastic pollution. Continue Reading>
After a 2018 review of queen conch populations in The Bahamas indicated rapid declines, a new research study brings hope for how to save the imperiled marine snail's future. Continue Reading>
Chicagoland families can get out into nature and improve the health of our planet during Party for the Planet® Spring into Action, a series of celebration and stewardship ddays that will take place between Earth Day (April 22) and World Oceans Day (June 8). Continue Reading>
As families get ready to decide how to spend their Spring Break, Shedd Aquarium is sharing a list of exciting happenings at the aquarium. Continue Reading>
As part of a continued commitment to foster a welcoming and inclusive culture, Shedd Aquarium is expanding its accessibility offerings for guests with autism or a sensory processing disorder in mind. Continue Reading>
Veterinarians from The Maryland Zoo, the Saint Louis Zoo and Chicago's Shedd Aquarium traveled 4,000 miles to rescue dolphins in central Bolivia, where a group of approximately 15 endangered Bolivian river dolphins were trapped in a lake. Continue Reading>
Shedd Aquarium is launching a new series of events for guests 21 and older with special programming and custom food and drink options designed to offer more mature, unexpected ways to look nature in the eye. Continue Reading>
Shedd Aquarium is launching Chicago's first sea otter encounter program, giving guests an entirely new way to interact up-close with the popular marine mammals. Continue Reading>
Three new research biologists joined the conservation research team at Shedd Aquarium, bringing new areas of expertise in freshwater and marine ecosystems to the aquarium's Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research. Continue Reading>
Queen Conch is a marine snail with an iconic shell that serves as a culinary staple in The Bahamas. However, thousands of years of exploitation in the greater Caribbean region has had clear impacts on conch abundances. If quen conch populations in The Bahamas continue to decline, scientists warn the inevitable end to economically viable conch fishing if actions are not taken to allow the conch stocks to recover. Continue Reading>
Chicago residents will have plenty of chances to swap the cold this January and February to explore the toasty Amazon Rising habitat where red-bellied piranhas live or spend time in the Caribbean Reef with Nickel the sea turtle. That's because Shedd Aquarium is offering 25 Illinois Resident Free Days during the first two months of the year. Continue Reading>
Ring in the new year with new resolutions that benefit both humans and the planet we live on! Whether it's spending more time outdoors, reaching out to government officials to speak up for our planet's wildlife or reducing your use of single-use plastic, Shedd Aquarium's conservation experts are offering a few resolutions you can take on in 2019. Continue Reading>
Shedd Aquarium's For more than a decade, Shedd Aquarium's Animal Health team has turned to Northwestern Engineering to develop innovative solutions that further enhance Shedd's animal welfare practices. But, for the first time this year, the aquarium's conservation scientists have been proposing projects to the students that advance their ability to conduct research to protect populations of animals in the wild. Continue Reading>
Shedd Aquarium announced that the first Magellanic penguin chick (Spheniscus magellanicus) bred at the aquarium, which hatched Mother's Day weekend, is a female. Continue Reading>
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