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An Endangered Baby Dolphin Was Killed When Tourists Passed It Around For Selfies

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We are absolutely sick to our stomach!

Last week in the resort town of Santa Teresita, Argentina, beachgoers picked up a Franciscana dolphin from the ocean and passed it around for selfies.

Related: Endangered White Tiger Cub Freezes To Death At Zoo

The foot-long animal — which cannot survive long out of water — was eventually killed due to overheating and dehydration.

Video footage shows the dolphin dying on the ground, laying motionless.

The species — also known as La Plata dolphins — can only be found in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, and can only inhabit saltwater.

They are categorized as "vulnerable" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, and has a population of under 30,000.

Once video of the horrific incident began circulating, the Argentine Wildlife Foundation (AWF) quickly condemned the swimmers.

"This incident should serve to remind people about the need to return these dolphins to the sea if one is found outside of the water… It's fundamental that people help rescue these animals because every Franciscan has value."

Not surprisingly, people took to Twitter to vent their outrage

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Endangered White Tiger Cub Freezes To Death At Zoo During Regional Blackout — Find Out What Happened Here

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A rare white Bengal tiger cub froze to death at a zoo due to a power-blackout.

According to local reports, the month-and-a-half old cub died from the cold in the "Fairy Tale" Zoo in Crimea — a peninsula on the Northern coast of the Black Sea.

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After a blackout has been continuing for almost two weeks, the zoo's backup generators failed and the cub — which had been rejected by its mother — was unable to be kept warm by the zoo staff.

Zoo director Oleg Zubkov said:

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U.S. Does The Right Thing And Throws Down Dough To Save Devils Hole Pupfish!

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We think they're worth saving!

One of the first species to EVER be protected by the Endangered Species Act is the Devils Hole pupfish.

However these days there are less than a frickin' hundred of the rare species left in the entire world!!!

And while many do not believe there is a reason for the U.S. to keep spending money to protect this fish - at least one journalist named Jason Bittel believes otherwise!

Here's what he recently wrote

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Revenge!! Bats Bite Back At Ozzy Osbourne! Protected Species Puts A Halt To His Renovation Plans!

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Ozzy Osbourne has a bit of a bat problem, he wants to renovate his barn, but the batties moved in!!

Looks like karma is rolling around to bite Ozzy Osbourne!

The longtime rockstar is trying to convert a barn on his $8+ million Buckinghamshire estate. He wants to turn the 17th century structure into a two bedroom home.

A council might refuse his planning permission though, because the barn is a home to a colony of brown long-eared bats.

They're a protected species. So that's a bit of a

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Rhinoceros Are Going To Be Extinct By 2020! What Are We Gonna Do??

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If things keep going the way they're going, rhinos will be extinct by 2020 and that sucks.

Everyone knows rhinoceros, or "nature's unicorns," are beautiful, majestic creatures worthy of life on this planet.

Everyone except poachers, at least.

Because of poaching, it's predicted that rhinos will be extinct by 2020. That's only 6 years away.

White and black rhinos are being slaughtered at an alarming rate, with only

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EXCLUSIVE! Morgan Freeman Talks Narrating Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar And Reveals A Mind-Blowing Lemur Fact!

Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar sounds like it's going to be an amazing film when it comes out April 4th — trust us!

How do we know??

Because of three incredible reasons: Lemurs are super cute, it's in IMAX, and Morgan Freeman is

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Mexico's Weird, Gross Fish Monster Might Be Extinct!!

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Super weird gross fish lizard thing might be extinct!!

Meet the Axolotl.

It’s like a water-breathing, thin skinned salamander that wears a crazy headdress.

Oh and it’s permanently smiling. Super cute, unique, gross and weird all at the same time.

This crazy lizard fish thing calls Lake Xochimilco near Mexico City its home.

In 1998, the Mexican Academy of Sciences found 6,000 axolotls per square kilometer. In 2008, they only found 100.

Now? They haven’t found a single one. They looked for three months.

They’re about to do another three-month survey to try and find if any of these guys are alive in the wild.

We really hope they find some because they’re named after the Xolotl, the Aztec god of death and fire and that’s just so super awesome.

Check out some axolotls doing their thang, aquarium style.

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