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Shedd-Raised Endangered Turtles Off to Strong Start in Wild

The Blanding’s turtle head-start class of 2019 has left the building. By now, the yearlings raised at Shedd have found hiding places, honed their hunting skills and, sensing a chill in the air and water, hunkered down into the mud for their first hibernation in their new wetland homes in a DuPage forest preserve. Their last day in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s collaborative program to bolster populations of this state-endangered species was a busy one.

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An Inside Look at Shedd

As you watch the sea otters play in the Abbott Oceanarium, how can you tell Yaku from Ellie? What's it like to drop everything and rush to Canada to help rescue a stranded beluga whale? Discover yourself with Shedd's stories and updates, sharing everything from new arrivals to animal rescues across the globe!