At 4 feet long and 25 pounds, Granddad is the color of a faded brown blanket, with charcoal age spots dotting his back. He was named by a Shedd volunteer years ago, and has gone on to become one of the aquarium’s most popular residents.
“Hey! See the one with the spots — he’s been here since 1933!” a Shedd visitor shouts to a companion, while dumping half of his popcorn bag on the floor in excitement.
“I love Granddad — he’s so cool,” coos a teenaged girl, pressing her nose to the tank.
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