At Risk: ‘Emaciated’ River Dolphin Spotted In Stung Treng Province

Khmer Times —

Fears are growing over an ’emaciated’ river dolphin that was spotted yesterday in Cambodia, near the Laos border.

The dolphin was spotted near Chheuteal Island in Anlong Koh Chheuteal in Preah Rumkel commune, Borey Ou Svay Sen Chey district, Stung Treng province, on February 1, 2022.

It is reported to be more than 2 meters long and is in a state of emaciation.

A fishing net caught on it’s tail is causing ulceration and adding to the physical and mental distress of this rare mammal, of which less than 100 are believed to survive in Cambodiua.

Mr. Phoy Vanna, a member of the Preah Rumkel dolphin ecotourism community, stated that this dolphin could die due to being unable to catch food.

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