All animals on Earth are pretty amazing in their own way, but sometimes, one of them comes along that causes an immediate stir and makes everyone fall in love.
Such was the case with an eyecatching bottlenose dolphin spotted in the brackish waters of Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana.
Seeing a dolphin in a lake would be a little unusual anyway, but this dolphin was something else entirely. Because this dolphin was completely pink!
Dubbed “Pinkie,” the dolphin has become beloved in the area, with people snapping photos whenever she’s spotted.
She’s also caught the attention ofscientists, who are interested in her pink coloring.The general theory is that she’s albino, but she’s an especially bright pink.
Maybe she’s just lucky.
Albinism, a lack of pigment, can affect any species of animal, and the results are often striking. However, animals with albinism often face challenges because they can’t camouflage as well, which makes both hunting and evading predators harder. Recently, an albino orca was spotted in the North Pacific, happily living with his pod.
But Pinkie’s not too concerned about her appearance. She has more important things to think about like that she might be a mom soon.
Pinkie was spotted in the lake with a male, and Rue caught a few photos of them mating. It’s not known yet whether she’s pregnant, but there just might be a baby on the way. Maybe it will even be pink!
Bottlenose dolphins usually come in gray, but Pinkie is a charming exception, and she’s been delighting people since her discovery.
“It’s interesting to know things like that exist in the world, and it’s really beautiful to see that,” Rue says. He also plans on compiling his photos of Pinkie into a book, so everyone can enjoy her unique beauty.
Check out the video below to see her in action!
Even the news anchors find her delightful!
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