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Boto: Iniidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Saved By Bad Luck, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation StatusGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, BOTOS AND PEOPLE

Botos are found in the Amazon and Orinoco River systems in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. They require fresh water and do not live in estuaries (EST-yoo-air-eez) where rivers meet the ocean.

Botos are not hunted, but are sometimes intentionally killed to prevent them from destroying fishing gear. Botos are associated in folklore with misfortune and bad luck.

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Animal Life ResourceMammals