Pink dolphin gives birth to pink calf (Photo: Facebook)
An extremely rare pink dolphin known as Pinky has given birth to a pink baby dolphin. The rare, unusual mammal according to The Sun was spotted seen swimming with a pink baby in the Calcasieu river in Louisiana. The rare, coloured mammal coloured first came into the public fame around 12 years ago, when she was noticed by one captain Erik Rue, who saw her regularly swimming in the area and mating with dolphins. Describing the mammal as ‘smooth, glossy pink and without flaws, captain even described her as ‘very sexually active’.
‘’The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink and without flaws.
Surprisingly, it does not appear to be drastically affected by the environment or sunlight as might be expected considering its condition, although it tends to remain below the surface a little more than the others in the pod.
I feel very fortunate to have seen this incredible mammal and lucky to be able to work and live in the area where such a fantastic creature frequents.
Our guests are always thrilled at the opportunity to spot such a unique mammal and we look forward to it being around for some time to come’’ Captain Rue told KATC as per The Sun.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list the river dolphin as endangered, with the population of the animal decreasing. Thankfully, with the birth of the baby pink dolphin conservationists hopes that calves share their mother’s genetic mutation, which would make a huge difference in efforts to increase the population of the rare species.