<img src = "https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/07/23/plastictrash_sq-90099152801e4264299a0ffba580ded85b75b98c-s100-c15.jpg" data-original = "https: //media.npr .org / assets / img / 2019/07/23 / plastictrash_sq-90099152801e4264299a0ffba580ded85b75b98c-s100.jpg "class =" img lazyOnLoad "alt =" Plastic or human? At least 1 of them must change to eliminate our confusion The World Wildlife Fund has already threatened the population with loss of habitats due to water pollution and coastal development.
Marium was found on a beach in southern Thailand in April without a mother, and paddlers and paddlers paddled her for several months a day, feeding her several times a day and gave checkups, reported. The Associated Press .
Updated videos, including how she was sung tenderly, allowed Marium's fans to keep up with their progress, and it became the symbol of Thailand's environmental efforts.
But last week their caregivers found them listless and hurt, the AP reports.
In addition to eating plastic, Marium was persecuted during the mating season by a hypergressive man, according to biologists.
"We assume that she has moved too far from her natural habitat and was persecuted by another man and eventually attacked Dugong or Dugong," said Jatuporn Buruspat, Director-General of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, AP ,
She was taken to an enclosure for treatment, but her condition worsened. A team of veterinarians spent hours trying to revive them, but to no avail; Marium was pronounced dead on Saturday shortly after midnight.
Nantarika Chansue was one of the veterinarians who contributed to the care of Marium, sharing her grief over death in a Facebook post. "I've always hugged you," she wrote next to a picture in which she embraced the animal.
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Protection urged people to learn a lesson from the death of Mary and think twice about the accumulation of garbage in the oceans.
Scientists say that about 8 million tons of plastic get into the ocean each year.