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19 Feb 2016
4:07 pm

Argentinian dolphin dead before selfies – tourist

Citizen reporter

The dolphin is believed to have been the second to wash up on the beach that day.

A screenshot of a video showing beach goers in Argentina taking selfies with an endangered dolphin which apparently washed up on the beach. Pic: LiveLeaK

Cellphone video footage showing a man holding up an endangered Franciscana dolphin at Argentina’s Santa Teresita beach, in Buenos Aires, as beachgoers take selfies of the creature has caused an uproar.

However, one of the tourists who passed around a dolphin on an Argentinian beach claims it had died before people started taking selfies with it.

The dolphin is believed to have been the second to wash up on the beach that day, The Guardian reported.

The Wildlife Foundation in Argentina has urged people to return beached dolphins to the sea as soon as possible, after a dolphin died having been passed around so that beachgoers could take photos with it.