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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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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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A killer whale also called an orca whale, Orcinus orca, named Kayla at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL.
Kayla is 27 years old, weighs 5,600 pounds and is 19 feet long.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Nene geese (Branta sandvicensis) at Sea World of San Diego, California.

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Tourists watch endangered Florida manatees at Sea World in Orlando, FL.

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Endangered Florida manatee munches on a carrot from his caretakers at Sea World in Orlando, FL. Injuries from boat’s propellers are a leading threat to this species’ survival.

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