Indus River Dolphin declared as Punjab’s State aquatic animal

Indus River Dolphin declared as Punjab’s State aquatic animal
Indus River Dolphin declared as Punjab’s State aquatic animal


Indus River Dolphin declared as Punjab’s State aquatic animal

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh declared one of the rarest mammal, Indus River Dolphin, which is only found in Beas River ,as Punjab State Aquatic Animal.


The decision was taken at the a meeting of the state board for wildlife chaired by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

The Indus river dolphin is the second most endangered freshwater river dolphin.

The chief minister also gave approval to declare the Kanjli Wetland and the holy Kali Bein River as a wildlife conservation reserve to mark the historic 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.

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