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Dolphin appears in Pakistan Independence Day Google Doodle after animal shot dead

Karachi: Google celebrated the 77th Independence Day of Pakistan with a special doodle, featuring the Indus river dolphin.

The doodle came just days after a 20-month-old Indus river dolphin was shot dead by unidentified villagers in the country’s South-Western province of Balochistan.

According to the Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD), the mammal had traveled at least 150 kilometres from Sukkur Barrage to Balochistan through the Kirthar Canal.

The Doodle artwork featured the Indus river dolphin, a toothed whale species that is endemic to Pakistan.

The endangered species is also called bhulan in Urdu and Sindhi and is a special sighting in coasts off Pakistan, Google noted. 

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