Tear’s For The River Pig

-10-30:                      Increasing pollution of the Yangtze River and the threat this poses to the finless porpoise is also a warning for a third of China’s population that depends on these waters. GROWING up in Huanggang, a city by the Yangtze River in Central China’s Hubei province, He Dan had heard from elderly fishermen about a rare fish, dubbed the “river pig” by locals. The fishermen described them as shy animals that often chased their boats, making a whistling sound. However, the term “river pig” was not really appropriate for the clever animal that fishermen recall leaping out of the water in pairs or as a group. He Dan says…                     more

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~ by narhvalur on October 31, 2011.

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