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Stranded Sea Otter Pups Fly Home On Private Jet

Mara and Gibson, rescued otter pups, found a new home at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States after being found stranded near the California coastline.

Both pups were rescued and later deemed non-releasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Georgia Aquarium was selected as Mara and Gibson's new home due to its ability to care for young pups who require round-the-clock care.

According to Aquarium if a permanent home had not been available for either of these pups, they would have been euthanised.

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To get them back to Atlanta as quickly and with as little stress as possible, the animal care and veterinary staff flew them directly from Monterey, California to Atlanta on a private jet. With the otters’ health and wellbeing in mind, the jet was cooled to approximately 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit and supplied with plenty of ice to keep these cold-weather mammals cool.

The otters were flown to their new home. Image: Reuters

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