Wow, such a cool dolphin! Thanks Thomas


The Irrawaddy dolphin (aka the Mekong or Mahakam River dolphin) can be found swimming in parts of the Bay of Bengal, Southeast Asia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

Generally a slow-moving species of dolphin they can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour when threatened and while they aren’t known for being particularly acrobatic they have been spotted occasionally leaping out of the water.

Not much is known about the hunting methods of the Irrawaddy dolphin but it is known that their diet consists of fish, cephalopods, crustaceans and fish eggs.


Because these dolphins live closer to land than many other species of dolphin they are at a higher risk of being endangered by human activity.

The primary threats these dolphins face include pollution or water poisoning, collision with boats and getting caught in fishing nets. In fact drowning in fishing nets is considered one of the leading causes of death among this…

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