This adorable little dolphin was discovered by tourists languishing on a beach near the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo.
It was suffering from injuries believed to have been caused by a fishing net.
An erect-crested penguin watches as Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, holds a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis, 100 km (62 miles) east of Montevideo.
Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, has been caring for tiny animal in Piriapolis, 62 miles east of the capital, Montevideo.
Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, feeds a baby La Plata river dolphin.
Richard Tesore, Director of the marine fauna reserve ‘SOS Fauna Marina’ holds a rescued baby dolphin in a pool in Punta Colarada.
The SOS marine animal rescue centre in Piriapolis, on the coast of Uruguay is trying to save baby Franciscan dolphins orphaned by the nets – but it is a losing battle. At least 1500 adult dolphins are caught in gill nets each year along the 4000km of coastline that links Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
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