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Shedd Aquarium adds a 4-legged rescue

Shedd Aquarium adds a 4-legged rescue

Kobe, you've got it made. Kobe is a Dogo Argentino mix, a former stray rescued from death row. Last month he became part of Shedd Aquarium's canine program. An aquarium with a dog program? "A lot of people are surprised," says Lisa Takaki, who supervises Shedd's Marine Mammal department staff members and volunteers. Beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea otters, sea lions and penguins, you bet. And dogs. "This fits into our mission of connecting people with the living world," she explains. "We have a rescue and rehabilitation program . . . our sea lions are rescued, our sea otters are rescued. Rescuing the dogs just connects them to...

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