Farewell, goddess of the Yangtze River

Scientists have declared the white dolphin, also known as the goddess of the Yangtze, to be extinct. The dolphin is a victim of China's rapid economic expansion and the increased river traffic on the Yangtze river. The species was thought to be 20 million years old.

In related news, Asia's greenhouse gases are expected to triple over the next 25 years.

What do cultures do when their gods or goddesses die?

2 Responsesto “Farewell, goddess of the Yangtze River”

  1. Mary Sue says:

    Start singing "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" at the top of their lungs.

  2. W.P.F. says:

    "The species was thought to be 20 [million] years old."