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This Sacred Golden Fish Thrives in Bhutan | Nat Geo Wild

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Published on : 25 Jul 2019

Although the golden mahseers population is dwindling in southern Asia, it is protected in Bhutan because its a symbol of good luck.
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Prized by anglers for its striking color, size and strength, the golden mahseer (Tor putitora) is a large endangered fish found in southern Asia. Overfishing and habitat loss have caused golden mahseer populations to decline throughout its native range, except in Bhutan where the species has long been revered and protected by the government. Traditionally, the golden mahseer is considered a sign of good luck as one of the eight auspicious symbols of Tibetan Buddhism.

To discover more about this species, biologists and conservationists with the World Wildlife Fund and the Bhutanese government began radio telemetry studies to track mahseers in the rivers of Bhutan in hopes of learning more about its migration patterns and spawning.

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Super Simple
Super Simple 5 months ago

Big fishies

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Little Baby Bum - Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

Never been early in my life

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Playground
Playground 5 months ago

Wow big fish

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Thần Tượng Âm Nhạc

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MN Toys
MN Toys 5 months ago

What an amazing place, would love the chance to film wildlife in Bhutan!

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5 months ago

You sir, are a fish

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5 months ago

Pretty ❤

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Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales 5 months ago

I Love fauna And Flora!

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Junky Kid TV - Learn Colors for Children

I wonder how it tastes.

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WildBrain
WildBrain 5 months ago

Great great country!!

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NaoFun Toys
NaoFun Toys 5 months ago

I love it

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5 months ago

It's look good

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KidsTV1235
KidsTV1235 5 months ago

Wow amazing

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5 months ago

Fish hatcheries to create fry to repopulate other places & maintain impounded rivers.
Could take fishing tourism income to help create & develop hatcheries.

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Future Kids Balo
Future Kids Balo 5 months ago

Why can’t the rest of us in the world learn from this? We have one planet that we all live on and can’t keep it clean! I don’t know if ignorance is the reason for this or we’re just too lazy

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Kids
Kids 5 months ago

Buddhism at its best!

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cool

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Baby Big
Baby Big 5 months ago

You say so many good things about your Manas river, BUT if your government builds dams, the environment suffers!!!

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Nat Geo
Nat Geo 5 months ago

Mahasheer fish is also found in the rivers of India and Pakistan.
They are wonderful to watch and delicious to eat.

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nhacthieunhi
nhacthieunhi 5 months ago

Wow, I think this is one of those places that I need to go to for sure.

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