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We take care with how, and how much, we handle animals at Shedd Aquarium, and that’s especially true for Ginsu, the green sawfish in Wild Reef. For the well-being of the 375-pound fish and the team that cares for her, keeping a safe distance is the best policy unless she absolutely requires hands-on attention. In mid-summer 2015, she did. The resulting chain of events would set veterinary precedent in a procedure involving Shedd’s largest fish and one of its highest-profile animals.