Photo: China's Rare River Dolphin Now Extinct, Experts Announc



Qi Qi, a rare Chinese river dolphin, was rescued from the Yangtze River in 1980 and lived in Wuhan Baiji Aquarium, until she died in 2002. A recent six-week search on the Yangtze failed to find any trace of the endangered dolphin species, leading scientists to announce that the animal is "functionally extinct."

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