This guy – Granddad – was probably the coolest thing in the whole aquarium; he came to the Shedd in 1933, and was already a full-grown lungfish at that time. And he’s still alive and kicking!
… or rather “nosing.” We didn’t see him move much, although he did spend a little time trying, perhaps, to burrow under that piece of wood in front of him in the photo above, or perhaps to nudge it aside. It wasn’t exactly clear.
And to be fair, most of the other lungfish seemed to be in a similar state; I think they like lying about the tank calmly.
Although this guy was pretty energetic, and apparently excited about something!
More info on Granddad the Lungfish here – definitely a link worth checking out for its detailed story of Granddad’s history – or from the exhibit sign: