Photo: This short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus), named Ava, came to find her home at SeaWorld after being rescued from a mass stranding of pilot whales in Florida in 2012 when she was roughly 6 months old.

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This short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus), named Ava, came to find her home at SeaWorld after being rescued from a mass stranding of pilot whales in Florida in 2012 when she was roughly 6 months old. Due to her very young age at the time of the rescue, government experts did not believe she would survive if returned to the wild, and they therefore asked SeaWorld to give her a home. Ava is now estimated to be roughly 4 years old and weighs 1,200 lbs.

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