The Wild Truth: The Indus River Dolphin

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300 dpi Ray Putmon illustration of a bouto, a river dolphin native to the Amazon. MCT 1995

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The Indus River Dolphin is found in freshwater rivers. It is the one of the four river dolphin species, but like so many others, this amazing animal is endangered. There are approximately 1,100 Indus River dolphins left in the wild. They can weigh up to 245 pounds and usually are about 8.2 feet long. They have many threats in their habitat that are making their population drop. Humans who rely heavily on fishing poach these dolphins for food. Humans also set fishing nets for hours and the dolphins accidentally get captured. Also, untreated sewage waste in the rivers makes these dolphins very ill.

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My name is Lauren Singhaus, I am a sophomore here at Bath High School. I am sixteen years old and have a twin sister named Lindsay. I've played soccer for my whole life, and this is year was my first year on Varsity. I enjoy running and hanging with friends.
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My name is Lauren Singhaus, I am a sophomore here at Bath High School. I am sixteen years old and have a twin sister named Lindsay. I've played soccer for my whole life, and this is year was my first year on Varsity. I enjoy running and hanging with friends.

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