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  • Help Shedd keep beaches beautiful

    Help Shedd keep beaches beautiful
    The best kind of volunteering involves getting your hands dirty; the Shedd Aquarium's kind also means spending a day at the beach. For its new Great Lakes Action Days, volunteers will help with invasive plant removal, maintaining trails, planting native...
  • From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

    From Nazis to Lincoln,  from World's Fair to bees
    Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
  • Sea otter raised from infancy at Shedd Aquarium dies

    Sea otter raised from infancy at Shedd Aquarium dies
    A 23-year-old sea otter who had been at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium since being abandoned in Alaska in 1990 has been euthanized, according to aquarium officials. Kachemak, the oldest sea otter in any North American zoo or aquarium collection, died...
  • Revolution, Shedd brew Penguin Hops

    Revolution, Shedd brew Penguin Hops
    For the second year in a row, Revolution Brewing and Shedd Aquarium have teamed up to support the aquarium's global and local conservation initiatives. Penguin Hops, a harvest ale brewed by Revolution with hops grown in Shedd's sustainable gardens, will...
  • 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...