From shrimp to sea lions, the health and well-being of the animals is our top priority. Our aquarists, trainers and veterinarians provide the best possible care with expertise and dedication, even as Shedd’s Animal Response Team is ready to hit the field at a moment’s notice to rescue animals in need.
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.
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.
Meet our world-class veterinary and animal care experts.
Training and Play
Dive into the daily play that helps keep animals active and engaged.
See how daily care builds knowledge about the animals we love.