Rare Pink Dolphin On The Edge Of Extinction Gives Birth To Pink Calf
Published in Jan 2020 / Updated in Aug 2021
The extremely rare dolphin is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes. Its skin is incredibly smooth, glossy pink, and without flaws.
We all love dolphins but did you know pink dolphins really exist?
This female dolphin gave birth to the cutest and most adorable baby dolphin, and the baby has its own unique color. It’s pink!
The dolphin was spotted playing in Louisiana in the Calcasieu River, and people have dubbed her Pinky. Her pink calf was there as well, and the whole thing was caught on camera.
Pinky was first spotted by Captain Eric Rue, who informed the locals of the rare mammal, and the dolphin instantly became popular.
The dolphin even has her own Facebook Page. And that’s where we found this adorable video of her swimming together with her cute baby. They swam in front of a boat in the Calcasieu Ship Channel.
Experts explain that this mammal belongs to an extremely rare “River Dolphin” species that got the pink color from an uncommon genetic mutation or development.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), river dolphins are endangered species, and their population has decreased drastically. There are only tens of thousands left of these beautiful creatures.
Pink river dolphins or Amazon River dolphins, also known as Boto, are freshwater dolphins living in the waters of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers in South America.
Captain Rue explained that the mother dolphin and her baby are pink from the tail to the tip of the nose. Their eyes are red, and their skin is incredibly smooth and shiny.
“The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink, and without flaws.”
“Surprisingly, it does not appear to be drastically affected by the environment or sunlight as might be expected considering its condition, although it tends to remain below the surface a little more than the others in the pod.”
“I feel very fortunate to have seen this incredible mammal and lucky to be able to work and live in the area where such a fantastic creature frequents.”
“Our guests are always thrilled at the opportunity to spot such a unique mammal, and we look forward to it being around for some time to come.”
Bridget Boudreaux was also lucky enough to spot Pinky and her calf in the river a while ago, seeing the pair swim and jump in the river.
Bridget told KATC:
“It was amazing to see. I was astonished. My reaction, well, I was in awe about it. It first came up straight out the water, and I was like, ‘Whoa! That was a pink dolphin! Stop the boat!!’”