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Chicago's Cute New Baby

The Shedd Aquarium (1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Near Southside) has a new resident you’ll be able to ooh and ahhh over soon. Rescued earlier this year, Sea Otter Pup 719 (she’ll be given a nametomorrow) is being cared for in the Regenstein Sea Otter Nursery. She’s about 14 weeks old, weighs just about 15 pounds, and likes to chow on small pieces of squid, capelin, shelled clams, and shrimp. She’s curious and active, and likes playing with colorful, stackable plastic cups and heavy, tough strips of felt that mimic kelp. In the coming months, the pup might make an appearance or two in the sea otter habitat (located in Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium). For now, follow her on Twitter and
and Instagram.