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Little Dolphins Were Pulled From The Water For Beach Mob To Pet

The dolphins were held in the air for people on a beach in Argentina to pet. One of them died, likely from dehydration, experts say.

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The Wildlife Foundation in Argentina said at least one of the dolphins likely died from dehydration, although it could not be confirmed if the mammal was already dead when pulled from the water.

La Plata, also known as Franciscan dolphins, are found only in waters off South America and are considered a "vulnerable" species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

"This occasion serves to inform the public about the urgent necessity to return these dolphins to the sea as soon as possible if they find them on the shore," the Wildlife Foundation in Argentina said in a statement.

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