A freshwater dolphin population has gone extinct in northeastern Cambodia after the last member got tangled in fishing gear and died.
The Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead on a riverbank on February 15. It was the last one living on a particular stretch of the Mekong River in Stung Treng province.
Irrawaddy dolphins are found in coastal areas of South and Southeast Asia. They only live in three rivers: the Ayeyarwady in Myanmar, the Mahakam in Indonesian Borneo, and the Mekong in Cambodia.