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Pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach

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A pod of 28 pilot whales that were left stranded on a New Zealand beach on Thursday are likely be put down as there is little chance of refloating them, wildlife officials said. 

This file handout photo, taken by N.Zealand's Department of Conservation in 2011, shows pilot whales stranded on a remote beach in the southern part of the country. A pod of 28 pilot whales that were left stranded on a New Zealand beach on Thursday are likely be put down as there is little chance of refloating them, according to wildlife officials.

Twelve of the whales that beached themselves at Golden Bay on the South Island had already died and the rest were in poor condition, the Department of Conservation (DOC) said.

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