Amazon River Dolphin

About wonderful animal

Few people know about these stunning pink dolphins, so in this article we talk about amazing animal.

Now I give the information about this dolphin:

  • Scientific Name: Inia geoffrensis
  • Weight: Up to 352 pounds
  • Length: Up to 9.2 feet
  • Habitats: Rivers and Lakes
  • Longevity: Between 10 and 30 years
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Life of dolphin

  • The Amazon river dolphin, also known as the pink river dolphin or boto, lives only in freshwater. It is found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. It is a relatively abundant freshwater cetacean with an estimated population in the tens of thousands. However, it is classified as vulnerable in certain areas due to dams that fragment and threaten certain populations, and from other threats such as contamination of rivers and lakes.
  • River dolphins are rapidly disappearing and so are their natural river habitats. Understanding the threats that impact them and protecting them ensures the preservation of their unique habitat. In this way, we must preserve the habitat of these animals.
  • The Amazon river dolphin is seen as a competitor for diminished fish stocks and is often killed or injured when people try to chase them away. In the Brazilian and Colombian Amazon, river dolphins are often deliberately killed for use as bait in the “mota” catfish fishery, which gathers fish that demand high prices in the city. I think that for the pink dolphins will be create special reserves which prevent their death.

intersting facts of dolphins

  • Amazon river dolphins have dorsal ridge instead of dorsal fin. Their flippers are shaped like paddles that move in a circular motion.
  • Amazon river dolphins have small eyes and poor eyesight because they live in murky waters (with low visibility).
  • Neck vertebrae of Amazon river dolphins are loosely connected. This feature allows rotation of neck for 180 degrees and it facilitates finding of prey.