Recently, two pink river dolphins, a mother and her calf, were rescued from a Colombian river where these mammals were trapped in shallow water.
About the ‘Pink Dolphin’ –
- It is the Amazon River dolphin which is also known as the pink river dolphin or boto and lives only in freshwater.
- It is found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela.
- The river dolphin is smaller than other types of saltwater dolphins, and the species has excellent hearing.
- Pink dolphins must live in warm, shallow water areas because they have very little blubber.
- Unlike ocean-dwelling dolphins, pink dolphins have a hump instead of a dorsal fin.
- Generally, these dolphins become more pink as they age, which has led to the species becoming known as the ‘pink dolphin.’
- These animal species use echolocation which lets the animal determine the size and shape of any surrounding item or object.
- Conservation status — IUCN: Endangered