Platanistidae

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INDUS RIVER DOLPHIN CALVES SUCCESSFULLY RESCUED IN EASTERN PAKISTAN

WWF Pakistan

The calves were a male, 81.2 cm in length and weighing approximately 6 kg and a female, 91.4 cm in length and weighing about 9 kg.

Numbers for this species have dramatically declined since the construction of the irrigation system in the Indus. Most now remain in a 1200 km stretch of the Indus River. The Indus River dolphin is one of the world’s rarest mammal and most endangered cetaceans. A 2011 dolphin population survey estimated the population to be 1,297 individuals

  • Info and pics WWF-Pakistan

Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) by TJ Gehling on Flickr.

Ganges river dolphin skull. They have the coolest teeth! My favorite river dolphin species.
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