Killing of the pink dolphin: animal is at risk of extinction

Even with the efforts of researchers and environmentalists, two species of freshwater dolphins in the Amazon are at risk of extinction, the pink dolphin and the tucuxi. The killing of the pink dolphin is a consequence of fishing for other fish.

The loss in the dolphin population, in some regions, already reaches 50%. For some years now, the mammal has been used as bait for small fish, mainly when fishing for piracatinga, a carnivorous fish, a type of catfish, also known as water vulture.

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