Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

Source: Xinhua 10/25/2016 15:10:55

There are only around 1,000 finless porpoises, a dolphin-like freshwater mammal with iconic "grins" on the face, in the Yangtze River and two lakes that are linked to the busy waterway.

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

  • Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

    Finless porpoises well protected at Hubei's national nature reserve

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Photo 1: Three finless porpoises swim at the Institute of Hydrobiology under Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 23, 2016. There are only around 1,000 finless porpoises, a dolphin-like freshwater mammal with iconic "grins" on the face, in the Yangtze River and two lakes that are linked to the busy waterway. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Photo 2: Biologist Zhang Xinqiao watches a finless porpoise named as Tiantian at a national nature reserve in Shishou, central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 24, 2016. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Photo 3: Tamer Wang Zhiyuan trains a finless porpoise named as Duoduo at the Institute of Hydrobiology under Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 23, 2016.

Photo 4: Staff member Ding Zeliang (back) and volunteer Yang Jiayan (C) prepare to check a finless porpoise named as Tiantian at a national nature reserve in Shishou, central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 24, 2016.

Related: Finless porpoises seen in Wuhan, China's Hubei

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