Irrawaddy dolphins also live amongst Ganges River dolphins (South Asian river dolphins) in the Sundarbans mangrove forest of Bangladesh and India. No complete and precise list of all the fish in the Irrawaddy river basin currently exists, but in 1996 it was estimated that there are about 200 species. Attacks on people still occur in the Irrawaddy river. Three subpopulations live in freshwater rivers: – Ayeyarwady in Burma, – Mahakam in Indonesia – Mekong in Laos. It has an enormous melon and a very blunt head, which makes the beak not prominent at all. River dolphins such as the Amazon River dolphin (boto) and the South Asian river dolphins only live in fresh water rivers and lakes. Why do some dolphins live in cold climates while others live in tropical climates? The freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins. The noise and harassment from daily dolphin-watching tourism in small motorised boats affects all dolphins inhabiting the small, confined pools, and may be one of the factors responsible for the high newborn mortality. Although the saltwater crocodile is not common in Myanmar, they do live in and near reserved forests.

The Irrawaddy dolphin is a species of river dolphin found in parts of South Asia. Protect endangered species at World Wildlife Fund. The Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is a species of dolphin native to Southeast Asia. It's aliases include Irrawaddy river dolphin, though it does not fully dwell in rivers. Whilst they might not sound as elegant as the dolphins we would expect to see in the ocean, they are just as breath taking and peaceful to see in their natural environment. Some dolphin species have populations that live in fresh water, these include the tucuxi (or sotalia), Irrawaddy dolphin and finless porpoise. Certain species of dolphins have shown a tendency to live in warmer or more temperate climates. They have a rounded head, a short nose, and are silver in colour - often you will see them described as the silver dolphin in towns along the Mekong where they can be seen. It was not until recent years that its name was changed to Irrawaddy – the name of Irrawaddy dolphin as it is believed to help fishermen who practice cast-net fishing. Experts are concerned that the Mekong dolphin is unlikely to survive Cambodia's modernisation as a new dam is planned. In the Southeast Asia, there is a dolphin species that are found in coastal areas and in rivers of Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, the Irrawaddy Dolphins.

Irrawaddy dolphin populations live in varied habitats including both coastal marine and freshwater tropical environments in Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Bay of Bengal. To date, about 70-85 individuals live in the Mekong River, about 60 live in the Ayeyarwady River, about 35 live in the Mahakam River, and very small numbers surviving in the Songkhla and Chilka Lake. The Irrawaddy dolphin can be found in the following freshwater river systems: Mahakam (Indonesia); the Ayeyarwady, previously called Irrawaddy (Burma); and finally, the Mekong (Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam). The IUCN listed the Irrawaddy Dolphin as Critically Endangered.