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Shedd Aquarium Names 2 Of Their Newest Otters Willow And Suri

Willow got her name after more than 9,000 people voted in a poll. Shedd caretakers named the other otter Suri, with both names inspired by places along the California coast.

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Meet Baby Qilak, The Shedd Aquarium’s Newest Otter

A boy pup from Alaska is the third sea otter taken in by the Shedd this month.

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Shedd Aquarium’s Rescued ‘Otter 929’ Needs A Better Name. You Can Vote To Help Pick It

The Shedd is considering the names Jade, Sunny and Willow for a rescued sea otter.

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2 Sea Otters Found Alone On Beach Come To Shedd Aquarium To Learn How To Mother Orphaned Otter Pups

The sea otters — named Otter 926 and Otter 929 for now — will be raised at the Shedd before heading to a partner aquarium.

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Save The Mudpuppies: There’s A New Push To Protect A Cute But Threatened Chicago Salamander

A local group is launching a campaign this fall that asks Wolf Lake fishers that catch mudpuppies, a threatened population of aquatic salamanders, to immediately release them.

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You Can Visit The Shedd Aquarium For Free In September. Here’s The Schedule

To get free admission, you have to reserve your tickets online in advance and provide proof you’re a resident of Illinois.

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3 Generations Of Sea Lions Reunited At Shedd Aquarium 

The Shedd Aquarium's sea lion colony recently welcomed 3-year-old Charger and his 3-month-old pup, the youngest sea lion to ever live at the aquarium.

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Meet The Shedd Aquarium’s Newest Penguins, Tussock and Pinguino

The two penguin arrivals are southern rockhoppers, a species that's been in decline for years. Experts hope they'll mate with the Shedd's other penguins.

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Shedd Aquarium To Get 40-Foot Underwater Tunnel As Part Of A $500 Million Overhaul

The Shedd will see parts of its exterior and interior redesigned to improve accessibility as it prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2030.

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Baby Animal Lovers Can Spot Cuttlefish Eggs At The Shedd This Month

You can see baby cuttlefish developing inside the semi-transparent eggs.

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Here’s What An Overhauled Museum Campus Would Look Like To Keep The Bears (Dome Not Included)

Recommendations include upgrades to Soldier Field, increased accessibility to various portions of the campus and restoring Northerly Island.

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Shedd Aquarium’s Australian Lungfish Granddad Named World’s Oldest Aquarium Fish

Granddad the lungfish was 109 years old at the time of his death, researchers recently shared. They hope their research can help protect the species in the wild.

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Shedd Aquarium Improvements, Controversial West Ridge Library Sale Get Key City Approval

The controversial sale of the former West Ridge library building, offered for a fraction of the final price before Block Club and neighbors questioned the public process, also is moving forward.

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Shedd Aquarium Penguins Star In New Children’s Picture Book

The picture book tells the story of the penguin field trips around the Shedd Aquarium that went viral in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Shedd Aquarium Has Free Days This Week. Here’s The Complete Schedule

Free days for Illinoisans start Thursday and run through Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Reservations are required.

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The Shedd Aquarium Celebrates First Birthdays Of Atlas, A Beluga, And Harmony, A Dolphin

Atlas turns 1 Saturday, and Harmony's birthday is Aug. 31.

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Adorable Baby Penguins At The Shedd Aquarium Take Their First Swim In New Videos

The four penguin chicks are hitting important milestones, like socializing and taking a dip in the water for the first time, according to the Shedd.

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Shedd Aquarium Is Free On Thursdays In August For Illinoisans

The aquarium is also extending its hours on free days.

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Shedd Aquarium Rides Shark Week Wave With Activities For Teens, Kids

The Shedd will extend its hours on Wednesdays for the rest of July to allow people to visit its 12 species of sharks and other creatures.

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The Shedd Aquarium Wants Your Help Naming This Giant Pacific Octopus

Guests can vote on names like Anderson and Knapp for the new octopus from June 28 to July 4.

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