First of all, YES, there really are Pink Dolphins!
Some as pink as flamingos! It sounds like
something out of a fairy tale but they do exist- at least for now.
Unfortunately, like many other whales and dolphins, these
beautiful creatures are endangered!
If something doesn't change, they may be gone forever!
this page, you learn Pink Dolphin facts, about tours you can go on to
them but I will also give you a link to another page that tells what
you can do to save these amazing
animals. You can also scroll to the bottom of the page to find
Pink Dolphin clothing and other items for sale.
some science stuff-
Boto and Amazon
River Dolphin (Inia
it is found in the Amazon and Orinoco Drainage basins in South America.
It is one of three sub-species in the family Inia. The other two are the
Bolivian River Dolphin (I. g. Boliviensis) in Bolivia and Inia geoffrensis Humboltriana in
the Orinoco Basin of Venesuela and Columbia.
Here is a video of Pink Dolphin facts. It moves fairly quickly so you
might want to be ready to push "pause" so you can read it.
The Pink River Dolphin, Amazon river dolphin, AKA Boto
is the real pink dolphin.They are one of the few kinds
dolphins in the world that does not inhabit salty marine
waters. Instead, Like most
has adapted to a fresh water habitat.
It is the largest and most abundant of
the river dolphins.
As you can see in this picture, they are not always
all pink. Their color varies
with age. The ventral
and lateral body parts of it are
pinkish, in older individuals.
They can grow to be up
to 3 meters long and weigh up
to 160 kg.
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They have a
long, thin beak and a blunt
head, visible teeth, a relatively large
tail and a hump on the back
(instead of dorsal fin).
It has very small
eyes and can't see very well in the murky water.
Instead, these dolphins rely
and use a very sensitive echolocationsystem to get
a picture about their surroundings.
They have a very flexible
neck so they can turn their heads 180 degrees to follow
To vary the pattern of their
sonar signal, they can change the
shape of their melon (the top of their head) to perfectly locate
And they surface to breathe
every 30 to 60 seconds.
As mentioned before, The Pink Dolphin's survival is at stake.
Many river dolphins are endangered
by pollution, overfishing, hunting,
getting trapped in fishing nets and getting injured by river boats and
We all need to do our part to ensure their suvival. Please
visit my Save
page to see what you can do to help these and other
If you want to see Pink
Dolphins, you may have to travel a long ways unless you live by
the Amazon River or Hong Kong!
However, here are tours and cruises that
include watching Botos in their itinerary.
Another Pink River Dolphin is the Indo
Pacific Humpback Dolphin (Sousa Chinensis).
These are found in the Pearl River Delta between Hong Kong and Macau
and these dolphins are even more pink than the Botos! If you are
planning a trip to Hong Kong, there is a tour tailored specifically for
watching these dolphins!