Marium the orphaned baby dugong died after eating plastic waste

Marium the orphaned baby dugong died after eating plastic waste

Marium, the orphaned baby dugong that became an internet hit has died in Thailand after eating plastic waste.

The eight-month-old female ocean mammal  became an internet sensation in June after images of marine biologists nursing her back to health by feeding her milk and sea grass spread across social media, casting a spotlight on the issue  of ocean conservation.

Biologists believe Marium died from a combination of shock and ingesting plastic, CNN reports.

How many lives need to suffer just because of us – selfish, ignorant and irresponsible humans.

Carollina Ramle

Carollina Ramle hails from Sabah, Malaysia and is shy to strangers but friendly and cheerful to those who knows her. A business administration graduate majoring in technology management, she likes to surround herself with positive-minded people, and believes that good universal values exist in all religions. She’s a strong believer in peaceful human coexistence, despite differing beliefs.

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