Indus River Dolphins – UPSC Prelims

Indus River Dolphin:
  • Indus Water Dolphin is a freshwater Dolphin. They are found in Pakistan and River Beas, a tributary of the Indus River in Punjab, India.
  • Population: The population of Indus River dolphins has achieved an impressive recovery over the last 20 years. Their numbers going up from approximately 1,200 in 2001 to almost 2,000 in 2017.
  • State Animal: Indus River Dolphin is the state aquatic animal of Punjab.
  • IUCN Status: Endangered

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