Over 4000 Gangetic Dolphins in India: Indian Wildlife Institute



According to the Wildlife Institute of India, there are now over 4,000 Gangetic dolphins in the Gangetic River basin, with more than 2,000 found in Uttar Pradesh, primarily in the Chambal River. This increase indicates improving water quality and effective conservation efforts.The Ganges river dolphin, known scientifically as Platanista gangetica and also called the blind dolphin, Ganges susu, or Hihu, historically inhabited the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna and Karnaphuli-Sangu river systems. 

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