China to breed rare white dolphin.

CHINA will set up its first artificial breeding base for the highly endangered Chinese white in the south-eastern province of Fujian, state media said.

The city of Xiamen in Fujian will set aside an area on its coast for the rare dolphins to live and reproduce, and the protected area will be modelled after dolphin breeding bases in and Thailand, the Xinhua news agency said.

Sometimes called "the pandas of the ocean" for their rarity, the Chinese white dolphin is a species unique to and high on China's most-protected animal list, Xinhua said.

It is also one of the most endangered species in the world.

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