Pink River Dolphins Rescued

Twelve pink river dolphins were rescued by Bolivian biologists. They had swum up a smaller river where they were trapped after flood debris blocked the river’s mouth. Recently the smaller river had begun to shrink due to drought conditions so the biologists captured the stranded dolphins and transported them back to the larger river, Rio Grande. If they had not been relocated, they might have died in the smaller shrinking river. They had swum into the smaller one (Rio Paila) to breed.

Biologists from the Noelle Kempf History Museum rescued the dolphins. The museum, located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, conducts research in addition to hosting displays of fossils and animals. Adult amazon river, or boto dolphins, are about six feet long. They use echolocation for navigation through river waters that contain much underwater vegetation. Overfishing, excessive boating, and habitat loss have reduced their population to an endangered status.

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134 comments

Magdika Cecilia Perez
Magdika Perez3 years ago

thank you

Magdika Cecilia Perez
Magdika Perez3 years ago

thank you

Adena Z.
Adena Z.3 years ago

Hooray!! ;-)

Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago

many thanks

Viki V.
Viki A.3 years ago

Well done.

Richard Hancock
Richard Hancock3 years ago

Well done!

Aditya Narayan
Aditya n.4 years ago

THANKS

Aditya Narayan
Aditya n.4 years ago

THANKS

Dawn F.
Dawn F.4 years ago

Nice to hear some good news!!

Tanja Z.
Tanja Zilker4 years ago

great!!!