ORLANDO (CBS4) – The last pilot whale remaining at Key Largo’s Marine Mammal Conservancy rehab facility from a mass stranding last May will soon be on its way to SeaWorld Orlando.

On Friday, the park received approval from the National Marine Fisheries Service to the house the whale.

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The whale is a 1,200-pound, 13-foot-long female and will be treated for a spine curvature, muscle disease and bacterial pneumonia. Park officials said the whale was deemed unfit to return to the wild.

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Officials say they expect the whale to be transferred to the theme park sometime within the next 30 days where it will then be under 24-hour care.

Last month SeaWorld received a 2-year-old pilot whale after it washed ashore. It is currently still receiving treatment.

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