A sick baby, a dragon, beloved in Thailand, has died with pieces of plastic in his belly, officials said Saturday.
The Mariam was accepted by the Thai public and became an internet sensation after being discovered alone without parents, Sky News
Dugongs are a type of mammal that is sometimes thought to be a source of myth for the mermaid, according to a news release information
An animal dies on Saturday a week after being found ill and refusing to feed.
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"Many pieces of small plastic clogged her intestines and caused inflammation, which led to an infection of the blood and inflamed lungs," one of her veterinarians Nantarika Changso told Facebook, according to Sky News.
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"Everyone is saddened by this loss, but again states that we must save the environment, we must save the environment, we must save the environment marine animals, "says the vet.
Mariam became a hit in Thailand after images of biologists embracing her and feeding her milk and seagrass were circulated on social media.
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Last week, it was discovered bruised after being chased and allegedly attacked by a male dugong during mating season, said Jatuporn Buruspat, CEO of the Ministry of Marine and Coastal Resources.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.