Unbelievable Animals You’ve Never Heard of

ADVERTISEMENT

The Amazon’s Pink Dolphin

Did you know dolphins colour can be influenced by their environment, capillary placement, diet, and exposure to sunlight? Their colour can actually vary from gray to mostly gray with some pink spots or almost flamingo pink.

You can find pink dolphins species in the fresh waters of South America. Also named the Amazon river dolphin, the pink river dolphin is found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. The animal is classified as vulnerable in certain areas due to dams, pollution and men.

Pink dolphins are intelligent, they have unusually large brains, with 40% more brain capacity than humans. They are pretty big animals, measuring up to 9 feet (2.7 meters long) and weighting 181 kilograms. They can live up to 30 years. This specie is more lonely then the sea dolphin. You’ll often find the Amazon river dolphin alone or in a really small group of up to 4 dolphins.

ADVERTISEMENT