Saturday, May 10, 2008

Gangetic dolphin found dead in Indian Canal

A male Gangetic dolphin was found dead in the Indira Canal here Wednesday, officials said.'Although we have sent the dolphin for a post-mortem examination, the death appears to be natural.

It probably died due to scarcity of water in the canal,' said M.P. Singh, Awadh assistant conservator of forests.Forest officials believe the dolphin may have accidentally swept into the canal from the Ghagra river and its tributaries in Lakhimpur district.

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