Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Dead dolphin found in Nepal

A dolphin has been found dead at the bank of Narayani River in central Nepal, a press release from the Royal Chitwan National Park said on Monday.

The dolphin was found Thursday near the river and was released into the river with the joint efforts of the park staff and security forces on Friday.

The rare aquatic mammal in Nepal was later found dead at Triveni village of Nawalparasi district, some 100 km west of Kathmandu on Sunday, said the park.

The female dolphin, weighed about 65-70 kg, might have died after being trapped at the barrage, the park added.

A dolphin, which was found in Gandak Canal in central Nepal last year, died in the course of rescue.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"