Very sad story from Argentina regarding a young dolphin dying because beachgoers wanted to take "selfies" with the mammal.
From The Daily Mail:
A young dolphin has died of suspected dehydration after being paraded around like a trophy and stroked by a crowd of sunbathers who then abandoned it on the sand.
The group of people huddled around the mammal taking selfies after it was found on the Argentine beach resort of Santa Teresita in the north-eastern Buenos Aires Province.
Dozens of people crowded round to look at the squirming calf as they strained to touch it, and have their photos taken with it.
After crowding around the baby dolphin and taking pictures, the young mammal was left on the beach to die.
There are only 30,000 La Plata dolphins left in the world. According to experts, dolphins, cannot remain out of water for long. The mammals have a thick, greasy skin that provides warmth, so the too much exposure to the sun and elements can quickly causes dehydration and death.