The third Mekong Irrawaddy Dolphin calf of the year was spotted near the Kampi deep pool dolphin protection area in Kratie province. 

The calf was found swimming with six adults in Sambok commune in Chitr Borei district on February 23, according to a social media post by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries this morning.

Earlier this month, two other baby dolphins were spotted in the area, but sadly one older calf was found dead 16km from the area. It was suspected to have been caught in a fishing net and drowned.

The ministry thanked all river guards and members of the general public for their participation in the protection of this rare and endangered species.