Dolphins are one of those species chock full of charisma. Everybody loves dolphins. But when they are colored pink? That’s just magical.
One such unusually colored dolphin, called Pinky, was first noticed about 12 years ago cavorting in Louisiana’s Calcasieu River. Now, there are reports that Pinky has given birth–to a pink calf!
Experts say a rare genetic mutation caused Pinky’s unique rosy hue. Not many dolphins have this mutation. But, now that Pinky’s offspring is obviously pink too, there’s hope for more of these wonderful mutants.
Captain Erik Rue first spotted and photographed Pinky back in 2007, and says she is completely pink, with glossy skin and red eyes.
Another woman, named Bridget Boudreaux, claimed, in 2017, she saw two pink dolphins swimming in the channel. But, unfortunately, she couldn’t get them in photos.
The sighting of the pink duo is good news for both tourists and locals who love to see Pinky when she decides to make an appearance.
Let’s hope Pinky gets to have more babies–the pinker the better!