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A Shedd researcher holds a turtle found during a survey of amphibians in southern Illinois.

Virtual Field Trip: Turtle Check-Up at Shedd

Join us for a preventative animal examination of a turtle in Shedd’s state-of-the-art animal hospital. Students observe alongside Shedd’s veterinary staff as they interpret X-rays, vital signs and behavior to assess an animal’s health.

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Lise Watson, one of Shedd's shark experts, places a target in the water to attract the attention of one of Shedd's zebra sharks and begin a feeding session.

Virtual Field Trip: Sharks at Shedd

Get up close and personal with some of our most popular Wild Reef residents: sharks! Witness how Shedd staff members feed these animals, design an identifiable tag for different shark species and even calculate how much food our sandbar sharks eat! Explore the Wild Reef habitat from behind the scenes and inside the shark habitat during this exciting program.

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Virtual Field Trip: Penguins at Shedd

Shedd Aquarium is a long way from the chilly waters of the Southern Hemisphere. So how does Shedd provide a habitat for Magellanic and rockhopper penguins that meets their specific needs? Join us inside the penguin habitat to observe these animals up close and learn some of the surprising ways in which Shedd staffers care for these charismatic birds.

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