Watch a Yangtze Finless Porpoise Giving Birth

A Yangtze finless porpoise giving birth was live streamed on July 5, 2022 to raise public awareness about its protection. The entire delivery process of the Yangtze finless porpoise will be seen for the first time in the world.    

Yangtze finless porpoise is a national-level protected wild animal. According to authoritative data, there are only 1,000 Yangtze finless porpoises left, and their number is even smaller than that of pandas.    

In recent years, as the ecological environment of Yangtze River continues to improve, the number of Yangtze finless porpoise, which is in an endangered state, has rebounded. However, because the Yangtze finless porpoise lives in water, little is known about it.    

Wuhan City is vigorously promoting the "Return of the Finless Porpoise to the city" program. A Yangtze Finless Porpoise Breeding Technology Research Center will be established to carry out breeding and scientific education.   

As a center of scientific research on the artificial breeding of Yangtze finless porpoise, the Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences has the largest artificial breeding group of Yangtze finless porpoise in China, and has successfully bred several finless porpoises and studied their reproduction and development patterns.   

There were three live streams during this event, respectively at 17:00 on July 5, 19:00 on July 6, and 17:00 on July 7.