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Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish - Phys.Org

An Australian lungfish that entranced visitors to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium for more than 80 years has been euthanized due to old age, the popular tourist attraction announced Monday. Granddad, who was 4-foot-long and weighed 25 pounds, had stopped ...and more »

A Chicago zoo has euthanized Granddad, the world's oldest captive fish, at more than 90 years old - Business Insider

On Sunday the team at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago had a tough decision to make. Granddad the lungfish, who had lived at the aquarium since 1933 and was the oldest captive fish in the world, was in a state of rapidly declining health. Eventually, the team ...and more »

Granddad the lungfish – the oldest fish in captivity – euthanised by Chicago aquarium - The Guardian

The longest-living fish in a zoological setting, a lungfish known as Granddad acquired by the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago in 1933, has been euthanised after suffering failing health well in his mid-90s. Granddad, who came to Shedd from Australia in ...and more »

'Iconic' And 'Loveable': Remembering An Elderly Lungfish Named 'Granddad' - NPR

For more than eight decades, an Australian lungfish named Granddad resided at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. The beloved fish made the journey from Australia by steamboat and train to dazzle attendees of the legendary 1933 World's Fair. Since then, the ...and more »

Australian lungfish 'Granddad,' the oldest zoo animal in Chicago, dies - Chicago Tribune

Granddad, the Shedd Aquarium Australian lungfish that was the oldest zoo animal in Chicago and the longest lived aquarium fish in the world, died Sunday, the aquarium announced Monday. The representative of a prehistoric species had been at Shedd ...and more »

Granddad the Australian lungfish dies at Chicago Shedd Aquarium aged in its mid-90s - ABC Online

An Australian lungfish believed to be the longest-living fish in captivity has died at a Chicago aquarium. Granddad, who was housed at the Shedd Aquarium, weighed 11 kilograms and was euthanased after showing signs of organ failure. It is believed he ...and more »

Tanks for all the memories: Granddad the lungfish dies - CNN

(CNN) He was the one that didn't get away -- eventually living for around a century. Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has announced the passing of their oldest-living resident, an Australian lungfish named Granddad. app-facebook. Shedd Aquarium. about a year ...and more »

The World's Oldest Aquarium Fish Has Died - Seeker

The world's oldest aquarium fish has died, according to officials from the animal's former home at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. Granddad, a male Australian lungfish that first arrived at the facility in 1933, had to be euthanized on February 5, after an ...and more »

World farewells oldest captive fish, from 'living fossil' species endemic to Qld - The Sydney Morning Herald

'Granddad' was just a sprightly juvenile lungfish when he undertook a three-week trip aboard a ship from Australia to the United States in 1933. The Australian freshwater fish had been brought across the salty seas from Taronga Zoo in Sydney with ...and more »

Shedd Aquarium says goodbye to Granddad, the beloved lungfish - Mother Nature Network (blog)

For more than 80 years, an Australian lungfish named Granddad led a laid-back life at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. He came to the facility for the 1933 World's Fair and soon became a visitor favorite, delighting them with his unusual good looks. Estimated ...and more »