Sunday, May 26, 2024

Shedd Aquarium Welcomes Newest Rescue Dog as Aquarium Amabassador

Chicago, IL, USA — Shedd Aquarium, an international leader in animal rescue and rehabilitation, welcomes Marlin, a male Labrador mix adopted through local pet rescue partner, Chicago Canine Rescue. Turning two years old next month, the energetic pup joins three rescue dogs comprising Shedd’s furry family: Bruce, a male pit bull mix; Coral, a female Airedale mix; and Dory, a female Shepherd mix.

Since December 2013, Marlin has been working with a team of Shedd trainers. Beginning this spring, he will
serve as an aquarium ambassador, engaging guests as they wait in line or during meet-and-greet opportunities.

Shedd’s four-legged friends continue connecting guests to living world, highlighting the “Shedd Way” of
training and demonstrating how each of us can build strong relationships with the animals in our lives.

Bruce, Coral and Dory Indoors 3

Last summer, Shedd Aquarium introduced three rescue dogs in its aquatic show, “One World,” which
celebrates the human connections with all animals and demonstrates the “Shedd Way” of animal care through positive reinforcement. The multi-species aquatic show – featuring dolphins, belugas and other marine mammals – focuses on the interconnectivity of the living world and the impact we have on our shared environments.

Narrated videos spotlight Shedd’s rescue and rehabilitation work alternating between animal interactions with trainers, including sessions with the aquarium’s four-legged friends. Throughout the show, guests will understand the significance of the individual roles we play in conservation and care for animals in the wild and at home.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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