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A six-week-old dolphin calf was introduced to the public on Saturday. | Brenna Hernandez for the Shedd Aquarium

Baby Dolphin Makes Debut At The Shedd Aquarium

A 6-week-old baby dolphin met the public Saturday at the Shedd Aquarium.


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Family Guide To Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois offers many interesting exhibits and educational experiences; this family friendly facility is a must visit anytime of the year.


A new baby dolphin at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

It’s A Boy! Dolphin Born At The Shedd

Mom, Piquet ,and her newest baby boy.


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Baby Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Born At Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium welcomed a new dolphin Monday morning as the Pacific white-sided dolphin Piquet gave birth to a healthy calf.


The bright colors of the green and black dart frog make a warning label for predators to stay away. They are one of more than 40 species of amphibians that can be found in Shedd Aquarium’s new special exhibit, Amphibians, opening May 16. (Credit:  Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez)

New Exhibit Featuring More Than 40 Species Of Amphibians Opens This Week At Shedd Aquarium

More than 40 species of frogs, salamanders and newts will be on display starting Saturday.


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Here are five of the best reasons to turn spring break into a Chicago vacation or staycation.


Kobe, a 3-year-old Dogo Argentino mix, is the fifth rescue dog to be taken in by the Shedd Aquarium, for training through positive reinforcement alongside other animals. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium Gets New Rescue Dog, Kobe

The Shedd Aquarium has adopted its fifth rescue dog, as part of its ongoing effort to demonstrate how to build strong relationships with animals.


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Adler, Field, Shedd Offer Free Admission On Presidents Day

The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium will have free general admission for Illinois residents on Feb. 16, according to a statement from an Adler spokesman.


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Shedd Aquarium Dolphin, Piquet, Pregnant and Due This Summer

CHICAGO – Shedd Aquarium announced in a press release today that Piquet, one of its Pacific white-sided dolphins, is pregnant. With “fewer than 20 Pacific white-sided dolphins in accredited North American zoological facilities,” Shedd reports that Piquet’s […]


Luna, a orphan sea otter pup, was brought to the Shedd Aquarium after she was rescued in California in September. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Meet Shedd Aquarium’s Newest Star, Luna The Sea Otter

More than 10,000 votes were cast in the contest to name the rescued orphan sea otter who had been known as Pup 681.


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Small Bathroom Fire Prompts Shedd Aquarium Evacuation

A small fire inside a bathroom prompted an evacuation of the Shedd Aquarium Saturday afternoon.


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Best Budget Attractions In Chicago

Chicago’s sights and sounds are fun, interesting and add up to a memorable vacation, but trying to take in everything can wear out the shoes and wallet. Here are some budget options.


Right now, the sea otter is known as Pup 681. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Shedd Raising Sea Otter Pup Abandoned In California

The Shedd Aquarium is raising a sea otter pup that was abandoned by her mother about five weeks ago off the California coast – about an hour south of San Francisco.


The Chicago River flows into the North Shore Channel on Thursday. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District lowered the level of the river and other waterways it can control, to allow more room for runoff from rain and melting snow. (Credit: CBS)

Biologists Find Spotted Gar For First Time In Chicago Area Waterways

Biologists are delighted with finding of a fish that looks like a crocodile with fins, right here in the Chicago area, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: August 11th-15th

Check out the priceless activities you won’t want to miss this week! August 11th-15th.


Microbeads are used in many exfoliating body and facial cleansers, and in some whitening toothpaste brands, because of the tiny materials' abrasive qualities. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Move To Ban Microbeads Moves Forward Amid Phase-Out Agreements

Environmentalists, lawmakers and representatives of the cosmetics industry met at the Shedd Aquarium on Wednesday day to talk about an agreement to stop the use of “microbeads” in personal care products in Illinois.


Ruggles, the Shedd Aquarium's newest female rockhopper chick, at her most recent check-up. (Photo from Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Names Baby Penguin “Ruggles”

Ruggles hatched June 12, 2013, to parents Drake and Magdalena, according to a statement from Shedd. She weighed only 75 grams at birth, but now weighs 4.9 pounds.


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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Animal Lovers In Chicago

If you love animals and are looking to make a difference in an animal’s life, consider volunteering at one or more of the animal-related opportunities available in Chicago.



Watch: Shedd Researchers Capture Gizzard Shad On Video In Lake Michigan

Some researchers have had a “Finding Nemo” moment in Burnham Harbor.


Granddad,  an Australian Lungfish. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd To Celebrate Birthday Of Oldest Living Fish In Captivity

Granddad may not be flashy, but he’s durable at the Shedd Aquarium where he’s celebrating his 80th birthday.