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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A group of Argentian beach goers ended up killing a young dolphin after they pulled it from the water, and then passed it around, so they could take selfies with it.
It happened at the beach resort of Santa Teresita, according to Sky News.
The dolphin was of the Franciscana variety, which is found off the coasts of Argentina and Brazil. They are considered “vulnerable” because there are only about 30,000 left in the wild.
After the dolphin overheated and died, it was continued to be passed around until it was ultimately discarded in the sand
The Argentine Wildlife Foundation cautioned the public about pulling a stunt like this again.
“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,” it said in a statement. “It is fundamental that people help to rescue these animals, because every Franciscana counts now.”