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Platanista gangetica
National marine mammal Of Pakistan

Indus river dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) are a subspecies of river dolphins. It is only found in the Indus River in Pakistan. They are very similar to the Ganges river dolphin which is mainly found in the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers in the Republic of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. In fact, the two subspecies are often described together as the South Asian river dolphin

These animals are currently endangered species, mainly because of water pollution.

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