Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015 Prelims]
(a) Saltwater crocodile
(b) Olive ridley turtle
(c) Gangetic dolphin
- The Ganges River Dolphin, also known as the “Susu,” holds the distinction of being India’s National Aquatic Animal and is one of the country’s National Symbols.
- These dolphins are primarily found in the river systems of Ganga, Brahmaputra, Meghna, as well as Karnaphuli-Sangu, which span across Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.