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Volunteers Rescue a 12-foot Pygmy Sperm Whale at Zuma Beach
Good Samaritans acted fast and rescued a 12-foot pygmy sperm whale that washed ashore at the Zuma Beach in Malibu on Friday. However, the mammal was later euthanized as it couldn’t be treated in rehab. Los Angeles County Fire Department said the whale was spotted at the shoreline at 7:45 am. Attempts by beachgoers to push it back into the sea were unsuccessful. A video posted on Twitter shows Mammal Rescue Volunteers carrying it to California Wildlife Center for Treatment in a rescue vehicle. “Yes we did respond to a call regarding a whale in distress this morning at Zuma Beach,” Jennifer Brent, Executive Director of California Wildlife Center confirmed to NTD TV Jennifer wrote that the decision was made to euthanize since the species does not fare well in rehab and suffered from other problems. Natural History Museum will do a battery of tests on the mammal’s carcass.