IMM - Flora and Fauna: photo 34
Photo 34 of 49 in Gallery: IMM - Flora and Fauna
Image title: Sans (Gangetic Dolphin)
Sans (सांस) in Nepali refers to the animal Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetica or “South Asian river dolphin”, from the Platanista genus and Platanistidae family). It is is mentioned as one of the “Protected animals of Nepal”.
The word Sans can also be transliterated as Sas, Sams, Samsa, Sansa, Sasa, Sāṃs, Sāns, Sās, Sāṃsa, Sānsa or Sāsa.
The museum exhibitions in this gallery are from the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara. They belong to the category “Flora and Fauna Section” (vanaspati tatha jivjantu shakha).