100 Impact Stories: Environment

Shedd Aquarium: Ellie

Meet Some of the Hundreds of Marine Animals Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium Rescues Every Year

By Lisa Bertagnoli | May 2016

A once-homeless sea otter pup named Ellie is the carrot that draws you into this story on the valuable rescue work done by Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. And who doesn’t love a sea otter? The Shedd is tremendously committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals, returning them to the wild whenever possible, or finding them “forever homes” at the Shedd or other accredited aquariums. We also learned that the Shedd has special teams that respond to and aid in rescue efforts across the globe — just one more thing for which Chicagoans should be justifiably proud.

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