Dolphin sighting is always a pleasure to the eye.. .and it becomes all the more pleasurable when its a rare river dolphin that is spotted. About 19 endangered gangetic dolphins were sightedRead More…
If you love dolphins mark Octobor 5th in your calendar as the state of Bihar has decided to celebrate the day as Dolphin day. Ganga river dolphins or Ganges river dolphins are an endangered freshwater dolphins also the national aquatic animal of India.
The Gangetic River Dolphins, one of the four only surviving freshwater dolphins of the world, is soon to get more protection, thanks to the conservationists who plan to set up India and Asia’s first dolphin research centre in Patna in Bihar.
Know more about ten of India’s Endangered animals and where to find them in the wild.
News of an endangered animal population increasing in number is hard to come by nowadays and therefore whenever such a thing does happen; it brings with itself a sigh of relief. The good news this time is about India’s national aquatic animal the Ganga River Dolphin whose population has increased from 175 last year to 223 at the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary, India’s only dolphin sanctuary, located in Bihar.
It is a known fact that the sacred Indian river that helps wash off the sins of thousands every day is itself getting murkier with sewage, animal carcass, and ashes. In order to flush out all the dirt out of Ganga, and breathe life into the aquatic species like the Ganga river dolphin, it is now experts from Berkshire who have been asked to help transform the river just like they transformed the Thames.