wide stretch of river with rainforest lining the bank, a mist hangs in the air

Pink Dolphin

The Amazon River Dolphins in the waterways of South America are naturally pink. The dolphins are known to flush a dark pink when excited.

The colour of the dolphins depends upon the clarity of the water, with the sun’s rays causing dolphins to lose their pigmentation and become a paler pink. They’re also able to paddle forwards with one flipper whilst paddling backwards with the other flipper to help them manoeuvre when the river floods.

Amazon River Dolphin opens its mouth.