A team from WWF-Pakistan, along with wildlife officials and local fishermen, had been monitoring the endangered dolphin for days after she was spotted swimming in a dwindling tributary earlier this month. They'd hoped she'd find her way back to deeper waters on her own before getting trapped, but she did not.
This week, the dolphin became stranded, her body exposed to the hot sun - so those rescuers leapt into action.
"The female Indus River dolphin was carefully captured, then transported in a specially designed soundproof ambulance," WWF-Pakistan wrote online.
They took her upriver where she'd be safer, and with a hearty applause watched as she swam free.