Animals & Care

At Shedd Aquarium you’ll meet sea otters, lake sturgeons, giant river turtles, blacktip reef sharks and so much more that will spark your compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.

The health and well-being of the animals is our top priority. Every day of the year, our aquarists, trainers and veterinarians provide them with the best care possible through expertise and passionate dedication. Ask a staff member about one of his or her charges and watch that person’s face light up. Get to know some of our amazing animals better and you’ll see why!