Mariam the dugong being cared for by park officials in May. Photo: AFP

Beloved baby dugong ‘Mariam’ dies in Thailand with plastic-lined stomach

  • Mariam washed up in shallow waters off southwestern Thailand months ago and photos of her nuzzling playfully next to rescuers quickly went viral
  • She died just after midnight after going into shock from an infection exacerbated by bit of plastic in her stomach. Efforts to resuscitate her failed
Topic |   Thailand

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Mariam the dugong being cared for by park officials in May. Photo: AFP
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