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WorldLovable manatee-like animal dies, loads of plastic found in her stomach

07:00  21 august  2019
07:00  21 august  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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She earned widespread popularity after pictures were shared of her appearing to hug biologists who were helping feeding her . Marium the viral Dugong dies after ingesting plastic . An autopsy showed significant amounts of plastic waste in her intestine, which led to a blood infection and gastritis.

A deer was found dead in a Thai national park with more than 15 pounds of trash in its stomach (MORE: Animal that went viral for hugging its helpers dies , loads of plastic found in her The news comes months after an 8-month-old dugong named Marium, a loveable manatee - like animal that

One of the latest possible victims of ocean pollution appears to be Marium, the loveable manatee-like animal that captured the hearts of Thailand and the internet.

Lovable manatee-like animal dies, loads of plastic found in her stomach© Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AFP/Getty Images Mariam the dugong is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island in this photo released July 3, 2019. The orphaned baby dugong was rescued off a beach in Krabi Province, Thailand.

Marium was the name given to an 8-month-old dugong, a species of marine mammal found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The World Wildlife Foundation reports that dugongs are cousins of manatees, but don't swim in freshwater areas. Instead the "sea cows" graze in shallow coastal waters.

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When animals eat trash, they often die of starvation because their stomachs are full but they are not receiving any nutrients from its contents. (MORE: Animal that went viral for hugging its helpers dies , loads of plastic found in her stomach ). Kriangsak Thanompun, director of the protected region in

“ She died from a blood infection and pus in her stomach ,” he said, adding they found small amounts of plastic waste in her intestinal tract. The plastic had caused obstructions in the animal ’s stomach , leading to inflammation and gas build-up, veterinarian Nantarika Chansue posted on

She earned widespread popularity after pictures were shared of her appearing to hug biologists who were helping feeding her.

Marium was being cared for by scientists after being found lost near a beach in southern Thailand, according the the Associated Press.

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They were the ones who found her bruised last week, the AP reported. The bruises were attributed to aggressive male dugongs who were overly physical during mating season, but another possible factor in her subsequent death was less natural.

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"We assume she wandered off too far from her natural habitat and was chased and eventually attacked by another male dugong, or dugongs, as they feel attracted to her," Jatuporn Buruspat, director-general of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, said on Saturday, according to the AP.

However, an autopsy also showed significant amounts of plastic waste in her intestine which Jatuporn said led to a blood infection and gastritis.

"She must have thought these plastics were edible," he said, according to the AP.

"Her death will remind Thais and people all over the world not to dispose trash into the oceans," Jatuporn said.

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