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  • Shedd Responders Help Alaska Sea Otter Pup

    When animals are in urgent need, Shedd Aquarium responds. That’s why two members of our Animal Response Team were at the Alaska SeaLife Center, in Seward, recently, contributing to around-the-clock care for a rescued—and adorable—sea otter pup

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  • From the CEO: A Wave of Change at Shedd Aquarium

    At Shedd Aquarium, we connect you, as well as millions of guests with the natural world every day. Together we inspire people to care about animals and protect the Earth's beautiful water systems. Today, I’m excited to share that we’re building on our legacy with a new mission – one that boldly brings our passion for connecting people to the natural world front and center.

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  • Surgery for a Sawfish

    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. 

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  • African Penguins: A Species at the Survival Crossroads

    The African penguin is on the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s top 10 list of endangered animals in need of immediate and intensive conservation measures.

    Even before AZA included the 2-foot-tall penguins that bray like a donkey in its SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) program, which is supported by Shedd Aquarium and 231 other AZA-member organizations, we were working side by side with South African conservationists to keep these birds afloat.

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