Nearly Extinct Pink Dolphin Gives Birth To Pink Calf
Rare pink dolphin mom gave birth to a cute baby dolphin. People call her Pinky, and the animal has been spotted in the Calcasiey river in Louisiana. The pink calf was there, too.
The unusually-coloured mammal first came to fame around 12 years ago, when she was noticed by captain Erik Rue, who saw her regularly swimming in the area and mating with dolphins – the captain even described her as ‘very sexually active’.
According to experts, Pinky is a Rare River Dolphin who got the pink color from a rare genetic mutation. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed river dolphins as endangered. It’s population is decreasing.
The birth of the calf gives us hope that calves have inherited their mother’s genetic mutation which would help in the effort of increasing the population of rare species. Captain Rue explained that the dolphin is pink from its tail to the tip, and has red eyes. Its skin is smooth and glossy.
Pinky isn’t affected by the environment or sunlight but sure likes to remain below the surface more than other animals. She’s an incredible mammal that brings joy to locals, and guests love seeing such a wonderful mammal.
Bridget Boudreaux spotted Pinky and her calf in the river a while ago. She saw them swimming and jumping around. Spotting the mom and her baby was a wonderful experience for her, and she even asked the captain to stop the boat so she can see it better.