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Rare blind dolphin found dead in Indus River near Rohri

Staff ReportKARACHI: Blind river dolphins are nearing its extinction due to the government’s lackluster attitude toward the rare species. According to reports, there are fewer than 4000 to 6000 blind river dolphins left and the number is fast decreasing.A 3.5 feet female dolphin was found dead in the Indus River near Ali Wahan village of...

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 24, 2011 | Last Updated: 11 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 24, 2011 | Last Updated: 11 years ago

Staff ReportKARACHI: Blind river dolphins are nearing its extinction due to the government’s lackluster attitude toward the rare species. According to reports, there are fewer than 4000 to 6000 blind river dolphins left and the number is fast decreasing.A 3.5 feet female dolphin was found dead in the Indus River near Ali Wahan village of Sindh’s Rohri district. After receiving information about the dolphin from local inhabitants, officials of Wildlife Protection Department reached the site. They said that the river dolphin had died after suffering injuries from fishing net. Indus River Dolphins are grey brown in colour, sometimes with a pinkish belly, and measure between 1.5 metres and 2.5 metres in length, weighing a maximum of 90 kg. SAMAA

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