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The beaches of Argentina are a tourist hotspot, known as a great place for relaxing and soaking up the rays. However, a crowd of tourists got overzealous last week at the opportunity to take selfies with a baby dolphin, and the result was disastrous. After being plucked from the ocean and manhandled by tourists, along with another dolphin, the dolphin suffered from dehydration and died.
The baby dolphin who perished is a Franciscana dolphin, also known as La Plata River dolphin – a rare species that only lives off the coast of southeastern South America. They are listed as a “vulnerable” species, but it seems unlikely that any of the tourists will face charges for their part in the dolphin’s death.
People have a deep love affair with the intelligent, friendly looking ocean mammals,