It is the same species as Indus River Dolphin: Platanista gangetica.
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have been two different species (in the 1970s) but are currently
as two different subspecies of the same species.
They look the same -
they have small tails and flippers, long beaks and visible teeth in
They are probably the blindest of all river dolphins, with
eyes barely being able to tell night from day.
They are solitary
and don't seem to live in social groups. They eat
shrimp and bottom-living fish which they dig out of the bottom of the
river. Ganges River Dolphins sometimes hunt for food in as little as 8
inches of water where they move by swimming on their sides.
Unfortunately, some of them live too close to humans and are
threatened by getting caught in fishing nets, water pollution and