Rare River Dolphin Caught By Fishermen In Muzaffarnagar

It was caught in the fishermen’s net in Budhi Gandak river.

Sohil Nikam

July 24, 2020

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The rare river dolphin, which is found in South Asian rivers, was accidentally caught by fishermen in Muzaffarnagar today. The fish landed in the fishermen’s net in the Budhi Gandak river of Maheshpur village of Tetri Panchayat. A large crowd had gathered along the river to catch a glimpse of the rare fish. Dolphins, most varieties of which are sea creatures, have just two main river-based species, namely the South Asian river dolphin and the Amazon river dolphin.

The South Asian river dolphin is found mostly in the Ganga river. It’s no surprise then that it was found in the Budhi Gandak river since it happens to be a tributary of the same river. The Ganga river dolphin has been recognized by the government of India as its National Aquatic Animal and is the official animal of the Indian city of Guwahati. It also has a mythological significance since it’s hailed as the carrier of Goddess Ganga.

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