A Shedd Aquarium officially announced the names of two Magellanic penguin chicks previously known as Chick 420 and 421. Continue Reading>
The federal government has, as feared, finalized changes that weaken the Endangered Species Act's protections for our planet's wildlife. We urge our supporters to continue to raise their voices for endangered species. Continue Reading>
A recent health check-up with the new beluga whale calf at Shedd Aquarium revealed that the calf is growing at an incredibly healthy rate. In fact, the young cetacean has put on 50 pounds in the first 30 days since he was born in early July. Continue Reading>
A new research biologist, Dr. Melissa Youngquist, joined Shedd Aquarium's Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research this summer, adding expertise in amphibian conservation to the aquarium's freshwater research team. Continue Reading>
It Shedd Aquarium announced today its two new Magellanic penguin chicks, hatched in May, are both females. Continue Reading>
It may not look like it in these photos, but a lot is going on behind the scenes in Shedd Aquarium's Regenstein Sea Otter Nursery. Continue Reading>
Shedd Aquarium is now providing guests who are blind or have low vision a new technology offering that delivers free, real-time audio description of everything from individual animals to the signage with unbelievable facts, details about the habitats and more. Continue Reading>
Shedd Aquarium welcomed two orphaned southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) pups that were rescued by California's Monterey Bay Aquarium. Continue Reading>
Shedd Aquarium, a leader in animal care and welfare, announced that Mauyak (MY-yak), a 38-year-old beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) gave birth to a healthy calf on Wednesday, July 3 at 7:23 p.m. Continue Reading>
A large influx of sick adult California sea lions and malnourished pups has created a crisis situation with organizations like Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute on the front lines. Continue Reading>
Calling all animal enthusiasts and nature lovers this summer to Shedd Aquarium to get immersed in the aquatic world. Continue Reading>
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>
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