Baby dolphin dies of gunshot wounds in Dinagat Island

Richmond Hinayon, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 06 2017 02:04 PM

MDRRMO Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands

DINAGAT ISLAND - A baby dolphin died from bullet wounds hours after it was found ashore in Barangay Poblacion, Cagdianao town here Wednesday.

Fisherman Boy Ellar said the dolphin was still alive and breathing when he first spotted it at the shore Wednesday morning.

MDRRMO Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands
MDRRMO Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands

But the Municipal Agriculture Office declared the 7-foot dolphin dead by Wednesday afternoon.

The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office facilitated the mammal's burial.

It was unknown how the dolphin sustained gunshot wounds.

MDRRMO Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands