Shedd is Root, Root, Rooting for the Home Teams!
As Chicago baseball players and fans alike gear up for a new season of America’s favorite past time, Shedd Aquarium is also out-of-the-park excited for Opening Day. Shedd’s animals are welcoming their two favorite baseball teams on both the north and south side by sporting their team’s colors, enjoying enrichment treats while cheering them on or even showing off their training and skills.
While the Windy City teams wrapped up their spring training and head into a new season, Shedd’s animals practice and train year-round. Through training and enrichment sessions, the animals create deeper bonds with Shedd’s animal care experts and receive physical exercise and mental stimulation. In addition, the training teaches the animals to cooperate in their own health care making the regular exams and check-ups easy for our expert staff. All Shedd’s training, which is a crucial aspect of animal care, is done through positive reinforcement. Whether it’s sea lion, Ty, who practices his flipper salutes, or the rescued sea otters who participate in fast-paced training sessions and receive ice treats as a form of enrichment, Shedd’s full roster is ready for game day.
PHOTOS: Below find images of Shedd’s animals supporting their home teams. Drawing support from fellow residents at Shedd, the whole aquariums is showing their support for the new season of baseball!
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