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Duisburg Zoo - Amazonian river dolphin

The last Amazonian river dolphin, or Boto, in captivity lives in Duisburg Zoo, in the brand new (2005) tropical house Rio Negro. This fellow is actually quite curious, and can be lured over to the glass by waving an arm in front of it.

Duisburg Zoo - Amazonian river dolphin
Toddy, 6 Jan 2008
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    • Toddy
      The last Amazonian river dolphin, or Boto, in captivity lives in Duisburg Zoo, in the brand new (2005) tropical house Rio Negro. This fellow is actually quite curious, and can be lured over to the glass by waving an arm in front of it.
    • okapikpr
      This is a fun picture!
    • Toddy
      Thanks! I really enjoyed watching the river dolphin, and sat by it's tank for more than an hour during my visit to Duisburg.
    • Woxys
      there is one other facility which keeps botos in captivity - it is in Venezuela, I think :)
    • drzoomi
      r u sure? cause i also know its the only river dolphin in captivity....
    • Jakub
      Woxys is right about Venezuela, I have heard about breeding facility in South America too..
    • Jakub
      I have forgot to add the name of this facility, Valencia in Venezuela, west from Caracas, J.V. Seijas Aquarium.
    • Woxys
      I am sure, you can see video here - [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZzkOYcDFjk&feature=channel_page]YouTube - Toninas en el Acuario de Valencia (1 de 2)[/ame] :)
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