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This Is The Most Precious Creature I've Ever Seen And There Are Literally Less Than 20 Of Them Left

THEY'RE CALLED "THE PANDAS OF THE SEA" YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!

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Like many of you, I'm a HUUUUUUGE animal lover and absolutely #StanTheBan™ on straws so they don't ruin the whole goddamn planet and get stuck in more sea turtles' nostrils.

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But I just found another sea creature that's really fucking cute and there's LITERALLY FEWER THAN 20 of them left in the world. So while I don't mean to belittle the sea turtle/straw situation AT 👏 ALL 👏, I just think we need to talk about vaquitas. Like, YESTERDAY.

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I mean, LOOK AT THIS PRECIOUS LIL' WATER PUPPY!!!!!!!

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(And yes, I realize it's a painting. Finding photos of these rare boyes is proving to be veeeeeeeery difficult.)

Vaquitas are officially the most endangered marine mammal, and they really don't deserve it because they're just smol introverts trying to do their own thing. Also, they're called "the pandas of the sea," so I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying.

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Actually, the United Nations Environment Programme made this awesome and fabulously informative video that you should def watch and talk about all the time:

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So BASICALLY, what's happening is some fishermen are illegally hunting fish bladder (ew) in the Gulf of California. Consequently, they're also catching our sweet water puppies in their HEINOUS gillnets!!!!!!!

Here are some reps from the World Wildlife Fund absolutely READING some not-cute-nor-environmentally-conscious board members on what they're doing to the vaquitas!!!!!!!!
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Here are some reps from the World Wildlife Fund absolutely READING some not-cute-nor-environmentally-conscious board members on what they're doing to the vaquitas!!!!!!!!

(And not saying you should jump on the bandwagon with whatever celebs endorse, but like, Leo wants to save the vaquitas. Just, like, letting you know. 💁)

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I wish I had more pics of these cuties to show you, but like I said earlier, they're introverts and also there are QUITE LITERALLY >20 of them left in the world.

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So if you'd like to help these poor water puppies, please visit porpoise.org and/or vivavaquita.org for more info.

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🐬 SAVE THE WATER PUPPIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🐬

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(And also don't use straws, but that should go without saying!!!!!!!!!)

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