Freshwater Dolphins Are Some of the World’s Most Endangered Mammals

Yangtze River Dolphin

They are the river dolphins, comprised of several species that are specially adapted to inhabit freshwater bodies around the world. Habitats include the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers in Asia, as well as South America’s Amazon river system.    River dolphins never rose to Flipper-esque fame, probably in part due to their rarity. While bottlenose dolphins are regularly sighted off the majority of the world’s coasts and are a staple of aquariums and zoos, all of the world’s freshwater dolphins are currently listed as either critically endangered or endangered. One, the Yangtze River dolphin from China, is almost certainly already extinct, as it hasn’t been spotted for about a decade.…MORE

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