The River Dolphin got the national aquatic animal status
The docile, friendly but endangered species of river Ganges Dolphins, that is endemic to Indian Sub continent's river systems have been declared as the national aquatic animal by the Union Government. This decision has been taken in the first meeting of National Ganga River Basin Authority chaired by PM in wake of conserving the ridiculously dwindling population of Ganges Dolphins in the past few years.
These dolphins have viewed by the conservationist as the bioindicators of the pollution levels in Ganges. According to them the step taken would help protecting these lovable creatures.