Are pink dolphins actually real?
Pink dolphins are very real. The pink dolphin, otherwise known as the Amazon River dolphin or boto, is an endangered species of dolphin famed for its bright appearance and unique body shape. Where Do Pink Dolphins Live? The Amazon River dolphin can only be in the freshwater channels of the Amazon River and connecting Orinoco River in South America.
Are there really pink dolphins?
Yes, there really are pink dolphins in the waters around Hong Kong, and regular boat trips mean you can watch them frolicking and, if you’re really lucky, leaping out of the water.
Why are Hong Kong’s Pink Dolphins pink?
Hong Kong’s pink dolphins are actually Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins, or Chinese White Dolphins. And their skin isn’t pink; the animals live in murky waters with little sun penetration so it simply lacks pigmentation. It is warm blood pumping through vessels close to the skin’s surface that gives the dolphins their bubblegum pink appearance.
Why do pink dolphins alternate sides of the ocean?
They alternate those sides to be able to rest and at the same time be on the lookout for predators. The season for giving birth to young pink dolphins coincide with the flooding season of the Amazon river (between May and June), providing an advantage to female dolphins and their babies.