A baby dolphin has lost its life after visitors dragged it out of the water to click selfies. The dolphin was in the ”shallow waters” of a beach situated in San Bernardo, Argentina, when it caught the attention of the visitors.
The tourists on the beach pulled the fluttering animal onto the seaside, where a gang of people started gathering around the dolphin and began caressing the animal.
More people showed up and starting posing for pictures without realising the dolphin was gradually dying due to dehydration.
Photos and video of the dolphin was rapidly circulated on social media platforms. A witness told the C5N news outlet: “He was young and came to the shore. They could have returned him to the water — in fact, he was breathing. But everyone started taking photos and touching him. They said he was already dead.”
Last year another such incident came to light where the tourists were held responsible for the death of a dolphin in Argentina. They were blamed for dragging it out of the sea. According to the reports, the cause of dolphin’s death was dehydration and overheating.
It died while it was being passed around. The rare La Plata dolphin, which can live for 20 years, was eventually killed after it became dehydrated out of the water. Sickeningly, the mob of visitors carried on to take photos of the poor animal as it lay lifeless on the sandy beach of Argentina.