Fedex has moved seven whales and four dolphins from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois to Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration in Connecticut by Fedex.
The mammals will remain at their new home while their Oceanarium back in Chicago is renovated. It is expected that they will return home for a reopening some time early next summer. The sea otters will be trucked to an unknown destination.
The eleven mammals were flown by Fedex Airbuses in large waterproof containers. The cabin temperature of the aircraft was maintained at 50-55 F and the creatures were supported by a team of 12 who will stay with them until they return home.