Yangtze River dolphin

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noun - The Yangtze River dolphin or the baiji is a type of freshwater dolphin thought to be the first dolphin species driven to extinction due to the impact of humans. Nicknamed "Goddess of the Yangtze". Since Baiji means 'white fin' in Chinese, it means 'white-finned dolphin'.

Conservation status

Critically Endangered. In 1999, the surviving baiji population was estimated to be as low as just 13 dolphins, compared to 400 known baiji in 1981.

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