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Kachemak the sea otter (Shedd Aquarium file)

Elderly Sea Otter Euthanized At Shedd Aquarium

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found Kachemak stranded and orphaned on a beach in Kachemak Bay, Alaska, on May 23, 1990. She was just 6 weeks old when she came to Chicago.



Best Zoo & Aquarium Events In Chicago

Whether you’re a couple looking to have a cute date or a family wanting to spend an educational time together, the zoo and aquarium events in Chicago will likely be more than satisfactory.


North Avenue Beach was closed temporarily Saturday when a thunderstorm swept through Chicago. (CBS)

Shedd Staffers Lead Effort To Remove Invasive Species At Chicago Beach

Shedd Aquarium staffers traded water for sand as they tromped the low dune at 63rd street beach trying to get things back the way they once were, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Shedd Aquarium visitors touch the rays swimming in the Stingray Touch exhibit outside the aquarium. (Credit: Shedd AquariumBrenna Hernandez)

Kids Get Sneak Preview Of New Stingray Exhibit At Shedd Aquarium

A group of students from the south suburbs were among the first to try out the Shedd Aquarium’s first outdoor exhibit on Tuesday, getting the chance to literally reach out and touch a school of stingrays swimming in a pool outside the aquarium.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

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See What’s New At The Shedd

As one of Chicago’s top cultural attractions, the Shedd sees daily visitors from Chicago and all over the world. Whether you were there 5 years ago or 5 months ago, there’s always something new to see and explore.


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Profiled: A Web Administrator In Chicago

Succeeding in a web admin role in Chicago takes a strong education and diligence.


A school of cownose rays swim at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium To Open New Hands-On Stingray Exhibit

It’s not quite like swimming with dolphins, but starting this spring visitors to the Shedd Aquarium will have a chance to touch the stingrays.

WBBM Newsradio–02/19/2013

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Shedd Aquarium To Close For 2 Days For Regular Maintenance

The Shedd Aquarium will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for an early spring cleaning, but the fish are staying put.

WBBM Newsradio–01/22/2013

A sea lion at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Debuts Two New Sea Lions

The Shedd Aquarium showed off two new sea lions on Wednesday – one with a reputation as a greedy crook, the other a blind gunshot victim.

WBBM Newsradio–01/16/2013

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Displaying Asian Carp

Now welcoming visitors at the Shedd Aquarium are three big grey slow moving Carp.


Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Adds Asian Carp To Invasive Species Display

Biologists at the Shedd Aquarium were hoping the addition of three Asian bighead carp to the Invasive Species exhibit would persuade visitors to help keep the voracious fish out of Lake Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

The new beluga calf at the Shedd Aquarium swims with her mother, Mauyak, in the Secluded Bay of the Oceanarium. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Beluga Calf Makes Public Debut At Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium’s new beluga calf is now officially on public display after Friday’s debut at the where she’ll be seen at the Abbott Oceanarium; but she won’t be able to hear the spectators, for a very good reason.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

An unnamed baby beluga whale meets the press on Tuesday at the Shedd Aquarium with mother, Mauyak. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

New Baby Beluga Ready To Meet Public

A brand new baby beluga is now 205 pounds and getting ready to meet the public at the Shedd Aquarium.


Kenai, a sea otter orphaned during the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the Alaska coast in 1989, spent the next 23 years at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. She was euthanized after suffering multiple organ failures due to old age. (Photo credit: John G. Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez)

Otter Rescued From 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Dies At Shedd

An otter orphaned by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 has died after spending the past 23 years at the Shedd Aquarium.


Mauyak, a female beluga, swims with her newborn calf Monday. (Shedd Aquarium)

Beluga Whale Born At Shedd

Mauyak, the Shedd’s female beluga, gave birth to a healthy calf about 2 a.m. Monday.


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Shedd Aquarium Evacuated Due To Power Outage

The Shedd Aquarium was evacuated Thursday afternoon when the electricity went out to much of the building.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Puiji had been at the aquarium since 1989 (credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium Offers Free Week During Heat Wave

With the heat wave and Chicago pool closures, residents can find shelter from the weather for free this week at the Shedd Aquarium.


Shedd Aquarium revealed that its two-week-old addition, a Pacific white-sided dolphin calf, is a male. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

It’s A Boy! Shedd Reveals Gender Of Baby Dolphin

The Shedd Aquarium today revealed its two-week old Pacific white-sided dolphin calf is a male.


Piquet and her dolphin calf, which was born Memorial Day. (Shedd Aquarium)

So Far, So Good For Shedd’s New Baby Dolphin

Born on Memorial Day, the calf has already passed many other critical milestones, including bonding with mom and learning to slip-stream, swimming in mom’s wake to save energy.


Piquet, a Pacific white-sided dolphin, swims with her new baby calf, born on Memorial Day at the Shedd Aquarium. (Photo courtesy: Shedd Aquarium)

Baby Dolphin Born At Shedd Aquarium

Memorial Day brought a new arrival to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012