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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Power outage leads to temporary Shedd closure

    Power outage leads to temporary Shedd closure
    A power outage today temporarily shut down the Shedd Aquarium and caused its visitors to be evacuated, officials said. The power at the Shedd Aquarium went out about 1:30 p.m., said Shedd spokeswoman Andrea Smalec. The facility was scheduled to reopen...
  • 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...
  • Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain

    Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain
    While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad. Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
  • Stingray Touch exhibit opens for summer at Shedd Aquarium

    Stingray Touch exhibit opens for summer at Shedd Aquarium
    The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now. Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
  • Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago

    Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago
    Big picture, not much went right for the “Today Show's” planned broadcast from Chicago this week.  First, terrible, significant news happened in Oklahoma, meaning stars Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie would never make it to the live location...
  • 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...