A Rare Pink Dolphin Has Given Birth To A Pink Calf
Pinky, a rare pink dolphin, has recently given birth to a pink calf. Pinky was first spotted by Captain Erik Rue, while she was swimming with other dolphins in the Calcasieu River in Louisiana.
Captain Erik noted that Pinky had reddish eyes, with smooth and flawless pink skin, which was not affected by the environmental influences at all. Unlike other dolphins, Pinky tended to stay under water longer.
A video of her and her pink baby was shared on Pinky`s Facebook website. It is considered that the pink coloring of Pinky is derived from an extremely rare genetic mutation.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the pink dolphin is one of the endangered species.
However, it is thought that the birth of the pink calf can help double their population.