Distressed dolphin rescued from canal

Published December 19, 2008

SUKKUR, Dec 18: A blind dolphin was rescued from the shallow waters of the Dadu Canal after a rescue operation on Thursday and released into the Indus river.

According to Hussain Bux Bhagat, the conservator of the Wild Life Department, Sukkur, officials of the agency rushed to Dadu upon learning that a blind dolphin was struggling for life after straying into the canal.

The conservator said it took six hours to extricate the three-year-old female dolphin from the water.

The Wildlife Department later released it into the Indus near Sadh Belo temple. The animal measured four feet in length and weighed 20 kilograms.

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