Jonathon Brandmeier

Stingrays at the Shedd

Johnny talks about the new Stingray Touch Exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium, which allows visitors to actually touch the stingrays swimming in a pool. He also recalls past guest Mike the Stingray Hunter, who wanted to wanted to avenge the death of Steve Irwin by killing all the stingrays.


Kimberly Lawrence of Riverside and her grandson Gryffon Croasdale of Cicero feel a cownose ray the Stingray Touch exhibit, which was previewed on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. It opens on Friday, May 17. Visitors are allowed to put their hands in the water and touch two kinds of stingrays, the cownose ray and the yellow ray. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune)


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