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Rare Pink Dolphin Gives Birth To Pink Calf

Source: TheAnimalBible

Boaters in Louisiana river spot “Pinky” the Dolphin with her pink baby calf.

Rare pink dolphin mom gives birth to a cute pink baby dolphin

For years, “Pinky” the legendary pink dolphin has captivated visitors on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, just a few miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Now it appears Pinky has become a mom. Recently, a video posted to Facebook by Thomas Adams captured the pink duo together. It appears to show the mother dolphin swimming with her calf ahead of a massive ship. 

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed river dolphins as endangered. Their population is steadily decreasing. The birth of the calf gives hope that calves have inherited their mother's genetic mutation which would help in the effort of increasing the population of rare species.
Pinky has her own Facebook page The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed river dolphins as endangered. Their population is steadily decreasing. The birth of the calf gives hope that calves have inherited their mother’s genetic mutation which would help in the effort of increasing the population of rare species. Source: Facebook/PinkyTheDolphin
Pinky pictured here as a calf alongside her mom who has regular dolphin pigmentation Source: Facebook/PinkyTheDolphin
A young Pinky photographed in 2009 Source: Facebook/PinkyTheDolphin

Pink mother and child dolphins spotted frolicking in Louisiana river Scientists believe that pink dolphins might have albinism, meaning that cells in their bodies do not produce the pigment melanin that gives other dolphins their grey colour. Or perhaps it could be a rare genetic mutation. But nobody is quite certain. Source: Facebook/ThomasAdams

Pink dolphin named Pinky spotted playing in Louisiana ship canal Source: WLFANews-Channel8
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