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Selfie-taking tourists kill a baby dolphin

Tourists in Argentina killed a rare baby dolphin after grabbing it out of the water so they could take selfies, according to Central European News.

La Plata dolphins often swim close to the shoreline — and the calf was scooped up on the shore of the Santa Teresita beach resort in Buenos Aires.

A huge crowd passed around the squirming dolphin for photos, but dolphins can’t stay out of the water for long, and the animal died from dehydration.

There are approximately 30,000 La Plata dolphins left, and they’re only found off the coasts of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. The Argentinian Wildlife Foundation issued a statement reminding the public that the dolphins are a vulnerable species.

Source: nypost.com

Photo: flickr.com

 

Selfie-taking tourists kill a baby dolphin обновлено: Февраль 18, 2016 автором: Анна Старкова
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