CHICAGO (AP) — Veterinarians and other staff members are planning a
sleepover at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium when it’s shut down because of the
upcoming NATO summit.
Earlier this month, authorities announced that the Shedd, the Adler
Planetarium and the Art Institute of Chicago will be closed Saturday through
Monday because of their close proximity to the summit site and the protest
But Shedd officials say they’re worried about being able to get to the
aquarium quickly if needed, especially considering that one of the Pacific
white-sided dolphins is scheduled to give birth soon.
So spokesman Roger German says more than 50 Shedd staffers plan to lock
themselves inside with sleeping bags and sack lunches so they’ll be nearby
if the baby dolphin arrives or another emergency comes up.