When I was contacted to write this book, the Yangtze River Dolphin was a highly endangered species. By the time I started researching the book, however, experts had already determined that by all likelihood this dolphin was already extinct. 🙁 To be honest, that made writing this book a very emotional one for me. It was incredibly sad to think that this beautiful animal that had once swam so freely no longer existed anywhere on the planet. And this extinction didn’t happen years ago. It happened today, during our lifetime.
Here’s a link to a story from 2007 in Time Magazine: