Hong Kong’s dolphins at risk of disappearing

The Chinese white dolphin -- popularly known as the pink dolphin due to its pale pink colouring -- draws scores of tourists daily to the waters north of Hong Kong's Lantau islandAs Hong Kong seeks to expand its international airport and with a major new bridge project under way, campaigners warn that the dwindling number of much-loved pink dolphins in surrounding waters may disappear altogether. The Chinese white dolphin — popularly known as the pink dolphin due to its pale pink colouring — draws scores of tourists daily to the waters north of Hong Kong's Lantau island. It also became Hong Kong's official mascot for the handover ceremony in 1997, when Britain returned the territory to China.


November 29, 2015 6:15 am

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