DYK?— Akash Deep Badhawan, IFS (@aakashbadhawan) April 27, 2020
Ganges River Dolphin, our National Aquatic Animal once lived in the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is now endangered. They live in fresh water and are practically blind, with small slits as eyes.
Was fortunate to spot these in Ganges in Meerut. pic.twitter.com/BKMj8LqaIi
He further added that they were discovered in the aforementioned region in 1801. These breeds of dolphins are practically blind as they have tiny slitted eyes and make use of ultrasonic sounds to hunt down their prey. They can be found either in groups, usually, parents and offspring or all alone.
The officer’s tweet has become an internet sensation, with over 30K views. After repeatedly assuring humans of the harm that they have imposed on fellow mates of the Earth, the popping up of the endangered dolphins is yet another reminder that human activities seriously need to be looked into thoroughly.