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  • How We Care for Piquet

    With Pacific white-sided dolphin Piquet’s calf due soon, you might wonder what special prenatal care this athletic marine mammal requires.

    The short answer is that Piquet gets the same top-quality care as always. That includes more than 25 pounds of restaurant-grade seafood daily (with prenatal supplements these days) and five to 10 training sessions throughout the day, including during the aquatic shows.

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  • The Making of Amphibians

    The Amphibians exhibit is open!

    As an exhibit developer at Shedd, I was a part of a core team that helped create our new special exhibit. An exhibit developer does a great deal of the research and the writing that supports the exhibit. I also helped determine the theme of each room and helped write many of the exhibit labels that describe the animals you’ll see

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  • This Haven Is SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction

    Shedd Aquarium has been a safe haven for endangered species for more than 40 years. Now, on the 10th annual Endangered Species Day, Shedd, Lincoln Park Zoo, Brookfield Zoo and the 226 other accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are harnessing their collective knowledge and resources in a new initiative, AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction.

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