CHICAGO (AP) - It’s been 80 years and counting for Granddad the Australian
That’s how long he has lived at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium after being brought
there for the 1933 World’s Fair. And on Tuesday, the aquarium will mark the
occasion with a party.
Granddad will get an ice cake that includes some of his favorites: smelt,
shrimp, peas and squash with a seaweed frosting. And there’ll be a special
presentation for guests featuring Shedd officials, Australian Consul-General
Roger Price and an animal expert.
Shedd officials say Granddad is the world’s oldest-known living fish in an
aquarium. His exact age is unknown because he was already fully grown when
he arrived in Chicago.
He’s 4 feet long and weighs 20 pounds.
Australian lungfish have one lung and can surface to breathe air.