A young dolphin has died after beachgoers in Argentina pulled it from the sea to pose for “dolphin selfies”.

Pictures posted on social media show a huge crowd mobbing the scared baby dolphin, holding and touching it, and taking in turns to take their own individual picture with it.

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Shocking image of the dead dolphin being left on the sand.

The photos have sparked condemnation from wildlife experts and social media users worldwide.

The Franciscana dolphin is vulnerable to extinction, and conservationists say only 30,000 of them live in the wild.

The shocking video shows a man taking the dolphin from the sea and proudly walking around with it. The dolphin had appeared to have quickly overheated whilst out of water, causing it to die. Even after its death, beachgoers continued to pass it around and it was later left discarded in the sand.