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Nov
19
2017

The South Asian River Dolphin is the group term for 2 subspecies of endangered and ‘blind’ dolphins in parts of Asia.

Ganges Subspecies Of The South Asian River Dolphin

Ganges Subspecies Of The South Asian River Dolphin (Photo: NOAA, Public Domain)

The South Asian River Dolphin refers to two variants of dolphins; the Ganges River dolphin and the Indus River dolphin.

Both dolphins are freshwater, or river, cetaceans typically found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan and split into two subspecies. As their names imply, the Ganges river dolphin is

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Jun
25
2017

The Amazon River Dolphin is the largest in size among river dolphins and generally regarded as the most ‘intelligent.’

Male Amazon River Dolphin

Male Amazon River Dolphin (Author: Michelle Bender cc by-s.a. 2.0)

The Amazon River dolphin is a species of toothed whale and the largest in size among the river dolphin species.

It’s also generally considered as the most intelligent with a little less  than double the brain mass of a human being.

This dolphin lives only in freshwater: specifically in the larger Amazon River basin. Individuals grow pink in color as they age, therefore leading to the common nickname “pink river dolphin”. 

Hunting for use as bait is a major threat to these sea mammals. Also, loss of habitat and entanglement in fishing lines.

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