Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
By Pronali Mukherjee
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is situated in Bhagalpur District of Bihar, India. The haven is a 50 km stretch of the Ganges River from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon. Assigned in 1991, it is the main secured territory for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in Asia. When found in wealth, just a couple of hundred stay, of which half are found here.
The Gangetic dolphins have been proclaimed as the National Aquatic Animal of India.
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is a home to diverse types of oceanic creatures. The Gangetic River dolphin, one of the four freshwater dolphin species on the planet furthermore an imperilled species in India can be found in the haven zone.
Other endangered sea-going creature species found in the VGDS incorporate Indian smooth-covered otter, Gharial and an uncommon variety of freshwater turtles and so on. Sea-going fowls found in the asylum incorporate 135 types of waterfowl.
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The “Gangetic River dolphin” which is likewise called as Gangetic dolphin found in the asylum is one of the four freshwater dolphin species spread on the planet. The other three dolphin species are found in the Yangtze River in China, the Indus River in Pakistan and the Amazon River in South America.
Guests can spot uncommon types of distinctive amphibian creatures in the haven. The Gangetic River species found in the asylum in India, Bangladesh and Nepal is visually impaired and finds its direction and prey through echoes in the waterway waters. Sea life researcher assessed that around 750 Gangetic dolphins out of 1500 left on the planet can be found in the haven zone.
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