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First New Species of River Dolphin Discovered in a Century

River dolphins (also known as botos) are among the rarest, and most endangered, dolphins in the world. Three of the four known species are listed as “threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The discovery of a wholly new species—the first such find in a century—is thus exciting news for biologists and conservation officials.

Officials of Wildlife Department reached the spot but left without pulling the dolphins out. PHOTO: NAEEM GHOURI/EXPRESS/ FILE

Two blind dolphins found dead in River Indus

The dead dolphins were reported to be floating near different gates of the Sukkar Barrage for hours. The officials of Wildlife Department reached the spot but left without pulling the dolphins out of the river. Local residents turned up in huge numbers to get a glimpse of the dead fish. Deputy Conservator of Wildlife Department Taj Muhammad said that an investigative committee has been formed to look into the matter.