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Dr. Caryn performs a routine physical exam of a tortoise in Shedd's Animal Hospital.

Animal Hospital 

Shedd’s on-site animal hospital means that veterinary care is just steps away from any one of our 32,000 animals. Because of our commitment to preventive health care, most visits are regular checkups.

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Animal Response Team member Kurt Heizmann helps with a penguin release, part of Shedd's work to support SANCCOB.

Animal Response Team 

When wildlife are in urgent need, Shedd’s Animal Response Team is ready to help, working with conservation partners around the globe to rescue animals from stranded beluga whales to endangered African penguin chicks.

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