November 21, 2018

Shedd Aquarium to open interactive "Stingray Touch" exhibit

Cownose stingrays

“Despite the reputation built up by their name, stingrays are actually gentle, soft creatures that are safe for guests to touch,” said Bill Van Bonn, Shedd Aquarium vice president of animal health, in an official news release.

His statement should ease any qualms about sticking your hands inside an 18,000-gallon pool to pet the 40 cownose and yellow rays that’ll be on display at the Shedd Aquarium’s upcoming outdoor exhibit, “Stingray Touch,”