10/14/2013 10:24 am ET

Rescued Sea Lions Go Home (VIDEO)

When a group of hurt and abandoned sea lions washed up on the shore, the ORCA conservation group in Peru swooped in to nurse them back to health. The animals had suffered injuries from humans and had bumps to the head, and some had even been poisoned.

After a few months of love and care from this organization, however, the sea lions were ready to rejoin their colony. Watch the video above to see their happy return to the ocean.

According to the group, humans are 80 percent of the reason why marine mammals get stranded on the shores of Peru. "It is through human actions that the impact on marine life may be reduced," they write on their site.

To learn more about ORCA, click here.


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