In Argentina, people lined up for what seemed like a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity with a baby dolphin, but their actions possibly ended the creature’s life.
After a person spotted a baby Franciscana dolphin close to the shore at a local beach, they took it out of the water so that people could take selfies with the animal. Allegedly, they kept it out of the water for too long, the dolphin overheated and died.
What’s worse is that this particular species is endangered.
People couldn’t resist the temptation of taking pictures, and their actions ultimately doomed the poor creature.
Baby dolphin dies after tourists ‘pull it out of ocean for selfies’
Posted by The Independent on Thursday, February 18, 2016
Various wildlife organizations have responded to the tragic incident.
It’s possible that the baby dolphin perished before the crowd got their hands on it (which is why it was so close to the shore or possibly washed ashore). Whether or not it was already dead, there is a lesson to be learned here: love our planet and give nature the distance and respect it deserves.