DOLPHIN - Orinoco River Dolphin

Adult (captive specimen) - courtesy of Johannes Pfleiderer

Orinoco River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis humboldtiana)

Length: Female, 2.3m

Male, 2.75m

Weight: 100 - 160kg

Location: Orinoco Basin of Venezuela and Colombia

Habitat: Freshwater rivers and floodplains

Diet: Crustaceans, reptiles, fish

Description: Large, thickset dolphin with a triangular hump replacing it's dorsal fin. The snout is long with a high stop on the forehead. The tail and pectoral fins are also rather large. The overall colour is a grey, with various amounts of pink. The eyes are small

Gestation: 300 - 330 days

No. of Young: 1

Lifespan: Up to 30yrs

Threats: Hunting, pollution, habitat loss

Facts: The Orinoco River Dolphin is a subspecies of the Amazon River Dolphin

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