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  • How to train your octopus, Shedd Aquarium-style

    How to train your octopus, Shedd Aquarium-style
    A slimy, reddish orange creature emerges from the depth of the dark water in a cramped room behind the exhibits at Shedd Aquarium and latches onto a woman’s arm with one of its tentacles. For most people, this scene is the stuff of nightmares. For...
  • Shedd officials recall late otter as "charismatic," "charming"

    Shedd officials recall late otter as "charismatic," "charming"
    A popular sea otter suffering from age-related health problems has been euthanized, officials at the Shedd Aquarium said Tuesday. Rio, a North American river otter described as “charismatic” and “charming,” was 21 years old, nine...
  • Newly hatched Hawk: Ryan Hartman

    Newly hatched Hawk: Ryan Hartman
    Two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons, the Blackhawks are searching for future stars at their prospect camp. The training sessions run through Friday at Johnny's IceHouse West (2550 W. Madison St.) and are open to the...
  • Shedd shows off new rockhopper

    Shedd shows off new rockhopper
    Growing up can be difficult for the offspring of any wild animal -- but especially when your eyes glow red, you're going to develop yellow eyebrow plumes and your family members are considered the eccentrics of your breed. However, the Shedd Aquarium's...
  • Shedd says Sharknado wouldn't be that scary

    Shedd says Sharknado wouldn't be that scary
    If a tornado carrying multiple varieties of sharks actually did find its way to L.A., the sharks wouldn’t be angry. They would be incredibly confused. “To be up in a tornado, I don’t think they would have the cognitive desire to go...
  • Protesters target Shedd Aquarium

    Protesters target Shedd Aquarium
    A group of protesters targeted the Shedd Aquarium today as part of a campaign in about a dozen countries to ask that whales and dolphins in captivity be released. The "Empty the Tanks" campaign today targeted aquariums in at least 10 U.S. cities,...
  • School's out again Tuesday for CPS, dozens of suburban districts

    School's out again Tuesday for CPS, dozens of suburban districts
    Chicago public schools, along with dozens of districts in the suburbs, will remain closed for the second straight day Tuesday because of the weather. Barbara Byrd Bennett, the head of CPS, cited the continued cold temperatures expected Tuesday. After...
  • Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'

    Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'
    Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather. The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...
  • Meet our oldest animals in Chicago

    Meet our oldest animals in Chicago
    Cookie, the Brookfield Zoo's resident 80-year-old cockatoo, was in fine form Tuesday morning. The last remaining member of the west suburban zoo's original animal collection when it opened in 1934, he squawked with excitement — a piercing,...
  • Stunning Lake Michigan video reveals surprising fish formation

    Stunning Lake Michigan video reveals surprising fish formation
    Lake Michigan or some sort of exotic underwater locale? This video from Shedd Aquarium Great Lakes researchers Solomon David and Phil Willink will make you wonder. Posted to YouTube four days ago, the 2-minute video takes you under the waters of the...
  • Lake Michigan video reveals 'cool fishes hanging out'

    Lake Michigan video reveals 'cool fishes hanging out'
    Lake Michigan or some sort of exotic underwater locale? The video from Shedd Aquarium Great Lakes researchers Solomon David and Phil Willink will make you wonder. Posted to YouTube last week, the two-minute video takes you under the waters of the lake...