Irrawaddy Dolphin

Award for Happiest Animal

Environment

The Irrawaddy dolphin lives in freshwater and saltwater rivers in Southeast Asia. It eats a variety of seafood including bony fish, crustaceans, and fish eggs.

Critically Endangered

The Irrawaddy Dolphin are critically endangered, in fact there are less than 100 still left in existence. This is mostly due to many of the dolphins getting caught in fishermans' nets.

Facts

  • The Irrawaddy Dolphin are named after the river they swim in, the Irrawaddy River
  • Although the Irrawaddy Dolphin looks similar to the Beluga whale, it is more closely related to the Orca Whale.
  • One of the five river dolphins in existence

By Evi Heinen and Rylee O'Bryan