The world’s only pink bottlenose dolphin which was discovered in an inland lake in Louisiana, USA, has been caught on camera by 42-year-old Erik Rue.
The dolphin has reddish eyes and is completely pink which suggests that it is an albino dolphin. It looks as healthy as any dolphin and swims around with four other dolphins, with one of them being its mother.
This is what Erik Rue said about his time observing the dolphin: “Surprisingly, it does not appear to be drastically affected by the environment or sunlight as might be expected considering its condition, although it tends to remain below the surface a little more than the others in the pod.”
Regina Asmutis-Silvia, senior biologist with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, says that “It is a truly beautiful dolphin but people should be careful, as with any dolphins, to respect it – observe from a distance, limit their time watching, don’t chase or harass it”. She sounds like she knows what she’s talking about and it makes sense really.
There are other pink dolphins, but they’re not bottlenose dolphins and they live in South America in the Amazon.