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Rare Chinese White Dolphin Saved From Dirty Guangdong River

A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

On March 12th a wild Chinese white dolphin was spotted in Nanhai River in Foshan, Guangdong. Due to their relative rarity in the wild, a crowd of thousands soon appeared on the riverbanks to watch conservation workers mount a rescue operation to relocate the animal to a nature preserve.

According to the local marine wildlife branch, Chinese white dolphins are a rare visitor to that area of the Pearl Delta, but sightings were not unheard of. However, previously two visitors were already dead when found and one other died during rescue.

Chinese white dolphins are native to the Pearl Delta region, as well as greater Southeast Asia. When born, the species is black, and gradually turns white as it matures to adulthood. Chinese white dolphins living along China’s coast commonly have pink skin.

The adult found in Nanhai River measured two meters (6.5 ft) in length and weighed 150 kilograms (330 lbs). It was taken to the Pearl River Delta Chinese White Dolphin National Wildlife Preserve.

As Foshan is where the young girl Yueyue was struck by 2 vehicles and ignored by 18 passersby before eventually succumbing to her injuries, netizens are once again quarreling over the topic of morality, comparing Foshanese’s readiness to save the dolphin to their seeming indifference to the plight of a young injured toddler.

A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

Comments from NetEase:

李梓渝 [网易湖南省网友]:

This dolphin must have evolved, to still be alive in that extremely filthy water.

lbg224522 [网易广西南宁市网友]:

Foshan people still know how to protect wildlife, and aren’t trying to grab their own white fin? Really amazing!

fky250 [网易广东省佛山市顺德区网友]:

Hasn’t been eaten? Really lucky.

米国移民局长 [网易美国网友]:

People drowning, getting hit by cars, and others just stand with their arms crossed, not batting an eyelid. One fish falls into trouble, and everyone comes to help.

网易亚太地区网友:

Yesterday was Arbor Day, and there are still people climbing on trees to get a good look!

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A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

A wild Chinese white dolphin in a dirty Guangdong river attracted a crowd of thousands as conservation workers mounted a rescue operation.

Source: Netease

Written by Joel

Joel is a reclusive writer based in Shanghai who took up blogging as a hobby one summer and never looked back. Former editor of Shanghaiist.

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