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yesterday at 19:31. Facebook
Some say that Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but at Shedd it's bringing our stingrays out into the warm waters of Stingray Touch that really kicks off the season! These tactile animals are naturally drawn to contact, brushing wingtips and fluttering over and under each other. Feel for yourself with a visit Stingray Touch—now open!
Izy Hollingsworth
Mark Konzerowsky
Liz Gullickson
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Shedd Aquarium
05/25/2017 at 14:42. Facebook
Join us and the winners of our NextGen Animal Responders contest in meeting wood duck Stella. Stella is one of 40 rescues that calls Shedd home.

Congrats to Ms. Arseneau's class from Lansing's Memorial Junior High School for submitting a winning video sharing why preserving wildlife is important for them. They're meeting Stella, and enjoying an exclusive day behind the scenes at Shedd, on...
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Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
05/24/2017 at 20:34. Facebook
Ever seen an iguana get a check up? Here Shedd researchers count ticks on a critically endangered Bahamian rock iguana to see if there is a correlation between tick load and body size. Our research team travels to the Bahamas regularly to monitor the health of this critically endangered species. We are committed to ending extinction.
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
05/23/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
We're celebrating World Turtle Day with sea turtle Nickel behind the scenes at Shedd's Caribbean Reef! Tune in to an enrichment session to learn about Nickel's incredible rescue story. Leave a question in the comments below for a chance to have it answered live by Nickel's trainer, Michelle Sattler.
Kimberlee Joy Perfetti
Stephanie Hodges
Nataline Jepsen
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
05/22/2017 at 21:35. Facebook
Happy International Day of Biodiversity! Vice President of Animal Health Dr. Bill van Bonn shares how biodiverse ecosystems are important to us all, boosting the health of the planet we share.
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
05/21/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
As we look forward to World Oceans Day, we’re asking you to #SheddTheStraw for sea otters! Americans use 500 million straws EVERY DAY. Because these straws never really biodegrade, they end up in our oceans and rivers, where they can harm animals like Ellie’s wild cousins.
As we look forward to World Oceans Day were asking you to
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Elise Taylor
Pearl McGuire
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
05/20/2017 at 19:31. Facebook
It's Learn to Swim Day! Pacific white-sided dolphins are some of the fastest, most graceful swimmers at Shedd. Here you can see Kukdlaa as a calf learning his swift moves from mom Katrl.
Danielle Bergmann
Patrick Kerndl
Will Eckstein
What's new at Shedd? How about a new mission, a new vision and a redefined, single general admission package—including 52 free days for Illinois residents—starting July 1! See the details in the inaugural blog from President and CEO Bridget C. Coughlin, Ph.D. [ Sheddaquarium.org Link ]
Whats new at Shedd How about a new mission a new vision
Cindy Brown Doll
Sondra Talley
Kass Marie
For Endangered Species Day, here’s a rare, majestic sight: a green sawfish swimming. Sawfish Ginsu is one of 48 Shedd species at risk of disappearing in our lifetime. She’s also an example of Shedd’s world-class care, inspiring our experts to work together to plan a successful surgery to remove a potentially dangerous growth from the 14-foot fish. We’re committed to preserving endangered...
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Gala Hamilton Hughart
Will Eckstein
What's new at Shedd? How about a new mission, a new vision and a redefined, single general admission package—including 52 free days for Illinois residents—starting July 1! See the details in the inaugural blog from President and CEO Bridget C. Coughlin, Ph.D. [ Sheddaquarium.org Link ]
Whats new at Shedd How about a new mission a new vision
Jason Pasley
Niki Mekola
Ann Ly
Why might these African penguins look lost? One reason could be that the guano they use to build their nests was over-harvested by humans for fertilizer production! To help, Shedd's Animal Response Team has helped care for abandoned African penguin chicks with our partners at SANCCOB. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has also named them a SAFE species--one that accredited zoos and...
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Karla Rocio Selvas Ramirez
Javier Cruz
Did you know fish poop is responsible for the Caribbean's beautiful, white sandy beaches? Parrotfish use their impressive choppers to bite off and grind up coral to get at the tasty algae inside. The calcium-carbonate coral skeleton goes through the fishes’ digestive systems and comes out as white sand. Unlike the sand they produce, parrotfish come in a variety of mesmerizing colors....
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Did you know fish poop is responsible for the Caribbeans beautiful white
Erin Stone Shumway
Emily Richardson
Ben Sanderfoot
Did you know you can determine the reproductive status of a beluga whale by collecting the snot from its blowhole? Shedd's animal-care experts helped validate this research tool that helps conservation biologists in the field collect information about whales without the need for a biopsy.
Michael Wojcik
Tina Monte Ferario
Stephanie Matsuda
Happy Mother's Day from the Shedd family to yours! Browse through our photos to meet some of Shedd's moms.
Happy Mothers Day from the Shedd family to yours Browse through our
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Think physical therapy is for the birds? Our animal care experts did when they noticed rescued red-tailed hawk Athens was struggling to fly short distances. The range of motion in his left wing was limited compared to his right due to a previous accident. After months of careful and consistent physical therapy exercises, like perched simulated flying, Athens is now one of the best flyers among...
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Think physical therapy is for the birds Our animal care experts did
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Danielle Bergmann
Michele Skubis
Check out the gorgeous, mesmerizing jellies spotted by Shedd visitors in this week's #FanPhotos. Be sure to tag #SheddAquarium on Instagram for a chance to be featured next week!
Check out the gorgeous mesmerizing jellies spotted by Shedd visitors in this
Vet quiz time! Our otters are all doing great. But if they did need care, what’s a key challenge for sea otter surgery?
A) They require nutrition throughout the procedure to meet their high metabolic needs
B) They can become hypothermic if you clip the fur to make the site sterile
C) Because they’re so well adapted to the water, surgery needs to be conducted underwater
D) Getting them to stop...
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Vet quiz time Our otters are all doing great But if they
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Lupe Martinez
At Shedd, giving birth is just what (seahorse) guys do! The female seahorse deposits long strings of yolky eggs in the male’s pouch, where he fertilizes them. Up to 300 offspring develop in the pouch. After a gestation of about three weeks, the babies are explosively expelled and dispersed on ocean currents, tiny but fully formed and ready to hunt. #UnbelievableLivesHere
At Shedd giving birth is just what seahorse guys do The female
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Gala Hamilton Hughart
Did you know that Shedd is home to 48 species that are in danger of disappearing within our lifetime? Learn what our animal health experts are doing to help end extinction.
Dominic Huber
Will Eckstein
Kris Webb
Who lives behind the scenes at Shedd? Lizards, turtles and tortoises, a skunk and a prehensile-tailed porcupine, just to name a few. Off-exhibit work and care spaces were one of the innovations built into Shedd's original design!
Who lives behind the scenes at Shedd Lizards turtles and tortoises a
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Grace Schenck
Gala Hamilton Hughart