Latest Amazon River Dolphin Stories
Bolivia's only freshwater mammal - the pink river dolphin - is at risk, and now President Evo Morales has enacted a law aimed at protecting the unique animal.
From 1999 to 2009, an average of one new species of plant or animal was discovered every three days in the Amazon region.
The Boto, Amazon River Dolphin or Pink River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is a freshwater or river dolphin. It is endemic to the Amazon River and Orinoco River systems. The Boto is the largest of the river dolphins. This species is not to be confused with the Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis), whose range overlaps that of the Boto, but which is not a true river dolphin. Another river dolphin is the Baiji. The IUCN lists Amazon Dolphin, Boto Vermelho, Boto Cor-de-Rosa, Bouto, Bufeo, Dauphin de...
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