Baby dugong becomes Thailand's national sweetheart

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A baby dugong that has become attached to humans after getting lost in southern Thailand's ocean is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that she can one day fend for herself. The female dugong – named Marium, which roughly translates to "lady of the sea" in local dialect – has become an internet hit in Thailand after images of marine biologists embracing and feeding the aquatic mammal milk and sea-grass spread across social media.
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