Sapta Koshi River, located in the eastern Terai of Nepal, outflows the northern slopes of the Himalayas in Tibet and the Southern slopes in Nepal also known as Koshi river. Sapta Koshi River is 720km long with an area of 74,500 square kilometers. In the east and the west bank of Sapta Koshi River, we can see Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve, established in 1976 with an area of 175 square kilometers. This wildlife reserve provides habitat for hog deer, spotted deer, wild pig, blue gaur, smooth-coated otter, jackal, 485 species of birds, 114 species of a water bird, 200 species of fish, 24 species of reptile, 11 species of amphibian and many more.
Koshi Tappu is mainly well known for bird watching. Now, since 2009, it is also getting popular for Gangetic dolphin watching.Gangetic Dolphin is commonly known as “Susu” as during the process of breathing, they produce that particular sound. This Gangetic Dolphin can’t breathe in the water and therefore, must surface every 30-120 sec. As per the research, the number of Dolphins are decreasing in Sapta Koshi River.
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Koshi Tappu is a diverse wildlife reserve that nestles hundreds of species, protecting them from extinction. Among them, Gangetic Dolphins are one of the endangered species, conserved in this area, open also for tourists. We are the only ones to be providing this opportunity to observe the freshwater dolphins of Nepal.
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