Shedd Aquarium
yesterday at 19:11. Facebook
Happy World Water Day! In the spirit of sustainability, we’re proud to share that Shedd has cut our water use by half since 2012. See the details at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Shedd Aquarium
03/21/2017 at 23:36. Facebook
Sea lion Biff and his neighbors were identified as "nuisance animals" for repeatedly preying on endangered Chinook salmon on the Columbia River. Culling can be the next step, but in this case the federal government and marine mammal community collaborated to find Biff and the others new homes at accredited zoos and aquariums. It was a triple win: the salmon were safer, the sea lions were saved...
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Shedd Aquarium
03/20/2017 at 19:50. Facebook
Happy World Frog Day! Watch as these fire-bellied toads devour a yummy and nutritious cricket meal. These Amazing Amphibians get their name from their scarlet undersides.
Shedd Aquarium
03/18/2017 at 19:35. Facebook
We're kicking off this week's fan photos with a green alligator in honor of St. Patrick's Day! Submit your photos by tagging #SheddAquarium on Instagram... you could be lucky next week!
Shedd Aquarium
03/17/2017 at 20:52. Facebook
Erin go frog? Happy St. Patrick's Day from Shedd! Hope your holiday has just enough green.
Shedd Aquarium
03/16/2017 at 22:01. Facebook
Make a difference for the lake you love! During Great Lakes Action Days the community can join us in cleaning up and restoring habitats along Lake Michigan - like 12th Street Beach in Shedd's backyard!
Shedd Aquarium
03/16/2017 at 17:14. Facebook
Chicago's snowy weather got you down? This adorable video of our sea otters playing in the wintry precipitation will make your day!
Chicago may be covered in snow, but some Shedd residents were made for this cold weather. Native to the chilly North Pacific, sea otters spend hours each day grooming their dense fur to keep heat trapped alongside their bodies. Mom typically takes care of grooming for sea otter pups, but Shedd caregivers had to step in to fill the role for our rescued pups, including Luna and Ellie. These...
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Vote for Shedd for best aquarium in USA Today's 10Best rankings! After you vote, share with your friends and tell them why Shedd is the best aquarium in the country! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Do sharks sleep? Blacktip reef sharks, sandbars and other obligate ram ventilators - species that have to swim to breathe - must stay in constant motion, suggesting that they might not sleep at all. Recently, scientists discovered that the motions of a spiny dogfish, a smaller shark, are coordinated by the spinal cord instead of the brain, which means it's possible that sharks can shut down...
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At Shedd, rescued and rehabilitated animals get a second chance at life. Sea lion Laguna was lucky enough to get a third. After being found stranded and malnourished on California's Laguna Beach, Laguna was rehabilitated by local rescue centers until he could be released. Six weeks later, rescue teams found Laguna stranded once again and determined that he likely wouldn't survive if returned...
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It's Fan Photo Friday! Can you identify the animals in the photos? Tag #SheddAquarium in your best Instagram photos for a chance to be featured next week.
No Shedd Aquarium date is complete without a visit to our seahorses. Each morning a seahorse pair entwines tails and twirls around a blade of seagrass and then, tails still linked, promenades along the reef floor. This daily ritual reaffirms their fidelity, which lasts for life.
Look familiar? African bullfrogs slurp worms much like humans slurp noodles!
Prehensile-tailed porcupines are just as spiky as you’d expect, but these cute climbers also have a monkey-like tail that helps them hold on in the treetops they call home!
Tune into a training session with sea lion Cruz! Cruz's trainer uses auditory and tactile cues, instead of visual ones, because Cruz is blind. Training is an important part of animal care at Shedd. The red buoy that the trainer uses rattles so that Cruz knows to follow it. These voluntary sessions are engaging for Cruz but also useful if trainers need to get him from one place to another to...
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These fan photos were our favorites from this week! Did your photo make it? Tag #SheddAquarium on Instagram for a chance to be featured next week.
Happy World Wildlife Day! We are proud to be able to send our Animal Response Team around the world to help wildlife in need, like this endangered African penguin. Each year our Animal Response Team helps SANCCOB care for abandoned African penguin chicks in Cape Town, South Africa until they're ready to be released back into the wild.
Catch sea lions Ty and Cruz at tomorrow's daylong #InsideTheZoo Facebook Live broadcast facilitated by Animal Planet and The Association of Zoos and Aquariums! This 10-hour livestream will highlight the world-class animal care and conservation work being done by accredited zoos and aquariums across the country. Tune in to Animal Planet's Facebook page from 9:48 to 10 a.m. CST to ask realtime...
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New Orleans can't have all the Mardi Gras fun! Laissez les bons temps rouler at Shedd by feasting your eyes on these beautifully colored tropical fish.