Viral Footage Of Dolphins Stuns Internet in Meerut

Indian Forest Services official Akash Deep Badhawan shared the footage of the Ganges river dolphins in Meerut.

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 27, 2020 17:38 IST

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Dolphins in Meerut

A video that is widely shared on social media depicts the elusive dolphin swimming on the Ganges river near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. The Ganges river dolphin is a freshwater dolphin located mainly in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal in the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and their tributaries. The dolphin, recognized as India's national aquatic animal, is now considered an endangered species, making the sighting all the more special for wildlife lovers on social media.

Indian Forest Services officer Akash Deep Badhawan posted the undated video on Twitter this morning, claiming he was "fortunate" to see the dolphins in the Ganges river near Meerut. "Ganges River Dolphin, our National Aquatic Animal once lived in the Ganga- Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is now endangered," wrote Mr Badhawan while sharing the video. "They live in fresh water and are practically blind, with small slits as eyes. Was fortunate to spot these in Ganges in Meerut." Protection Status