‘Mythical’ Pink Dolphins of the Amazon River Are Real, but Rare; Here’s How You Can Find Them

If you spend much time watching underwater nature documentaries, you might come to know the dolphin as an incredibly intelligent ocean mammal—it’s demeanor, often playful; it’s skin, typically gray. However, one species of dolphin stands out from the norm. Rather than dwelling in the saltwater of the ocean, this dolphin resides in freshwater rivers; rather than having grey skin, this dolphin’s skin is an incredible pinkish hue. Meet the Amazon river dolphin. This incredible freshwater mammal is technically classified as a toothed whale, though it’s prolonged snout is distinctly dolphin-like. It is the largest species of river dolphin, and it develops pink skin as it approaches adulthood, making it a colorful addition to the Amazon and Orinoco river basins. The Amazon river dolphin (or boto) it is typically found in the Amazon regions of South America, including in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. According to Ecuador and Galapagos …

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