Baby Dolphin Dies After Tourists Try to Take Photos With It

Publish Date
Friday, 19 February 2016, 7:21AM

A bunch of beachgoers in Argentina last week inadvertently killed an endangered baby dolphin when they scooped it out of the ocean and started taking pictures of it.

The local arm of the World Wildlife Fund claimed the tourists in the town of Santa Teresita found the dolphin in the ocean and brought it ashore to pass it around the crowd. It later died.

The dolphin was a Franciscana dolphin, which is a species that gets particularly weak when removed from the water from extended periods.

It's classified as a “vulnerable” species. According to Vida Silvestre, there are fewer than 30,000 individuals in the wild.

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