The Ganges dolphins inhabit the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Megna and Karnapuri-Sang river systems in Bangladesh and India. Several individuals have survived on the Ghaghara and possibly Saptakoshi rivers in Nepal.
Where do the Indus river dolphins live?
Dolphins on the Indus River can be found in Pakistan and the Bees River, a tributary of the Indus River in Punjab, India. Dolphins are aquatic animals in the state of Punjab, and WWF-India is working to protect them. The only habitat for Indus river dolphins in India is the Bees River.
How many dolphins remain on the Ganges in the world?
Currently, about 2000 individuals remain, and it is estimated that only about 20 remain in some subpopulations (Braulik 2015a).
What inhabits the Ganges?
There are few large wild animals except deer, wild boar, wildcats, wolves, jackals and foxes. Bengal tigers, crocodiles and marsh deer are still found only in the Sundarbans region of the Delta. Ganges river dolphin, or soot (Platanista gangetica). Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
How long do dolphins on the Ganges live?
The average lifespan of the Ganges river dolphin (Platanista gangetica) is 18 to 22 years in the wild. The oldest male dolphin is known to be 28 years old. 2021