Guwahati Makes the Gangetic Dolphin Its Metropolis Mascot , nly 2,500 to 3,000 Gangetic dolphins are estimated to be left

Guwahati became the first city in the country to have its own city creature. Kamrup Metropolitan district administration stated the Gangetic River Dolphin the city’s mascot.

Guwahati became the first city in the country to have its own city creature. Kamrup Metropolitan district administration stated the Gangetic River Dolphin the city’s mascot.

The animal, locally called ‘Sihu’, would be the ‘City Animal’ of Guwahati.

M Angamuthu, Kamrup Metropolitan Deputy Commissioner

All three creatures are on the verge of extinction.

While less than 2,000 Gangetic River Dolphins remain in the Brahmaputra along Guwahati, a recent poll said just a modest population of Black Softshell Turtle were seen in the river. tributaries and its

The three- month long process that is voting attracted 60,003 participants to determine the City Critter and Gangetic River . were votes by Dolphin obtained 24,247 Turtle was the selection of 17,302 individuals . while Higher Adjutant Stork got 18,454 votes, Black

In the voting that was offline, universities and 76 universities across Guwahati participated.

Along with the Kamrup Metropolitan district government, other organizations such as the Assam Forest Department, the Assam State Bio-Diversity Board and an NGo, Help Earth, labored carefully to come to some consensus.