Beachgoers cause death of baby dolphin
Holiday makers in Argentina have been criticised for causing the tragic death of a baby franciscana dolphin after removing the calf from shallow waters on a popular beach.
The crowd of people at the beach resort of Santa Teresita paraded the calf around, with many of the holiday makers posing to have selfies taken with the poor dolphin.
Many species of whale or dolphin rapidly dehydrate and can die very quickly if removed from the water.
The franciscana dolphin is one of the most threatened dolphins in the Southern Atlantic Ocean and WDC’s Argentinian office is working to protect this species – find out more