Amazon River Dolphins : Death
The deaths of 120 river dolphins in a tributary of the Amazon River are believed to be linked to a severe drought and high temperatures.
- Low river levels during the drought have led to water temperatures that are harmful to the dolphins.
- The Amazon River dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is a species of toothed whale that lives in the rainforest rivers of South America. They are also known as the boto, bufeo, or pink river dolphin.
- Known for their striking pink colour, are a unique freshwater species in South America and face vulnerability due to slow reproductive cycles.