The sickening sight of a young dolphin lying lifeless on a beach was a grim reminder – not of Mother Nature but of the harm that humans can cause. People ‘killed’ it after it was paraded around a beach in Buenos Aires Province in Argentina for a selfie.
As per a report in the Daily Mail, the dolphin died of suspected dehydration after it was abandoned on the sand after people were done having ‘fun’ with it.
Soon after this tragic event came to light, Wildlife Foundation in Argentina issued a public reminder. ‘The Franciscana, like other species, cannot remain for much time outside of the water, it has thick fatty skin which gives it heat and means that taking it out of the water rapidly causes it to dehydrate and die’, they said
This dolphin belonged to the ‘Vulnerable’ Franciscana dolphin species and there are only 30,000 of them reportedly left.
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