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A Second Chance for a Brave Otter

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A trainer checks on rehabilitated sea otter Walter, who was blinded after a shotgun blast to the face near Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, during feeding after he was released into an enclosure with a female for the first time at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Walter underwent more than a year of treatment and rehabilitation after being rescued in October 2013 and was deemed non-releasable by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
A trainer checks on rehabilitated sea otter Walter, who was blinded after a shotgun blast to the face near Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, during feeding after he was released into an enclosure with a female for the first time at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Walter underwent more than a year of treatment and rehabilitation after being rescued in October 2013 and was deemed non-releasable by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Darryl Dyck / AP

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Walter, a sea otter rescued in British Columbia, Canada, last month, made a new home at the Vancouver Aquarium on Thursday after an eleven-week-long rehabilitation process in Vancouver. The sea otter was blinded after a shotgun blast to the face, and rescued after being spotted near the coastline of Tofino, British Columbia. After being deemed non-releasable by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Walter will join other rescued sea otters in the aquarium's enclosure.

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