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Meet the Pink Amazon River Dolphins – these beautiful creatures still exist.

Imagine that you are traveling on the beautiful river Amazon while an interesting pink dolphin is swimming with you.

Meet the Pink Amazon River Dolphins - these beautiful creatures still exist.

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While this may sound like a fantasy, it is true that pink dolphins exist and live in the Amazon region.

Meet the Pink Amazon River Dolphins - these beautiful creatures still exist.

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At 2.5 meters (8 feet) tall and weighing about 180 kilograms (400 pounds), the Amazon River Dolphin is a giant between dolphins.

Meet the Pink Amazon River Dolphins - these beautiful creatures still exist.

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This unusual creature thrives in temporary lakes in South America due to seasonal floods and rivers.

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But it’s not just the size that makes the Amazon River Dolphin unique. Not only is it a freshwater dolphin but it is also pink!

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However, they are not born pink, instead, they come into this world in a pale gray color, and turn pink as soon as males enter puberty.

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Most of the time, they are not clear pink, but they have gray spots on them due to callus from dolphin scorpions.

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They often turn pink due to external factors, such as when they get excited, or things like food and exposure to sunlight.

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It has also been speculated that the pink color helps dolphins blend in with their surroundings.

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The Amazon River often turns a dark reddish-pink color, so male dolphins can jump better.

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The Amazon River Dolphins were finally granted international protection status in 2018.

This species is one of the five freshwater dolphin species and belongs to the common saltwater marine dolphin.

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One thing that distinguishes these species from their distant cousins is that they have a hump instead of a dorsal fin on their back.

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The wetlands of the Amazon are home to many rare and beautiful species.

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H/T: natureandwildlife.tv

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