When an Indus River dolphin a small, freshwater dolphin native to the Indus River in Pakistan found herself stuck in some shallows, things did not look good.
Stranded there, she would be unable to find food, avoid predators, or be protected from the sun. It was especially perilous considering the Indus River dolphin, known locally as abhulan, is an endangered species, with only about 1,200 remaining in the wild. So her survival could make a huge difference to this fragile population.
Luckily, she wasn’t all alone. Even though she didn’t realize it, she had human friends coming to help her.
Since 1992, WWF-Pakistan has rescued 119 river dolphins, and has worked with communities to provide education on keeping these animals safe. Their programs have led to a decrease in dolphin deaths in recent years.
Check out the video below to see the dolphin’s release!
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