Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Shri. Yogi Adityanath

Hon'ble Chief Minister,Uttar Pradesh

Shri. Dara Singh Chauhan

Hon'ble Minister,Forest Department

Dolpin of Katerniaghat

Dolpin of Katerniaghat

The Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) is a mammal primarily found in the waters of Ganges and Brahmaputra River along with their tributaries in India, Bangladesh and Nepal . One can see these dolphins making a splash in the water of River Girwa in Katerniaghat. This Sanctuary is one of the finest places to view this rare and endangered wonder of the aquatic world. The Gangetic Dolphins have long, pointed noses which are a distinct characteristic of all river Dolphins. The teeth are visible in both the upper and lower jaws even when the mouth is closed .The species does not have a crystalline eye lens, rendering it effectively blind. Navigation and hunting are carried out using echo-location. An important indicators of the health of the freshwater eco-system, the Ganges River Dolphin has recently been recognized as the National Aquatic Animal.