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Dead dolphin in Madrid park baffles police

30 March 2016, 20:19

Madrid - Spanish police are searching for clues to explain the discovery of a dolphin carcass in a Madrid park, after local zoo workers said they were not missing any animals, according to media reports on Wednesday.

The animal's partially decayed body was discovered on Tuesday by a dog walker in Madrid's largest park, Casa de Campo.

Police said the body was found wrapped in mesh wire close to a park cycle path. There was no immediate explanation as to how the dolphin got into the park.

According to Spain's ABC daily, Police are investigating the possibility that the dolphin died during a private animal transport, which may have led the owner to dispose of the body in the park.

Private ownership of dolphins is illegal in Spain.



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