A group of rockhopper penguins were let out of their habitat to explore the rest of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
When you hear or read the term "marine mammal," chances are you think immediately of a sleek dolphin, or a graceful whale. But not all marine mammals are of the hairless variety. Sea otters, like the five we have here at Shedd Aquarium in fact, set the record for hairiness! Sea otters have more hairs per square inch on their body surface than any other known animal.
At Shedd Aquarium caring for the quality of water animals live in and depend on does not stop at the front doors.
Although iguanas are vital to many ecosystems, they face serious threats. Deforestation and other human-caused disturbances such as predation and competition from non-native species, hunting, smuggling for the illicit wildlife trade, and unregulated tourism, have brought many species near extinction.
The newborn was filmed gracefully speeding around its tank at the Shedd Aquarium while its protective mother guided it.