VIDEO: Rare Pink Dolphin Returns To Louisiana River As An Adult

Albino Pink Dolphin Pinky Calcasieu River
An albino pink dolphin dubbed Pinky swims in the Calcasieu River. Calcasieu Charter Service's channel/YouTube video screenshot

LAKE CHARLES, La., Sept. 8 (UPI) — A pink dolphin first spotted in a Louisiana river in 2007 has returned to the area and may be pregnant after being seen mating, a charter boat captain said.

Capt. Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service first spotted the pink albino dolphin as a baby in 2007, but he said the aquatic mammal has returned to the Calcasieu River as a full-grown adult.

“We still see her swimming almost every day in the summertime.  We’ve seen her a lot in the last few weeks. She looks happy and healthy,” Rue told WGNO-TV.

Rue said the dolphin, dubbed Pinky by admirers, is “100 percent pink — you know, like, the color of most dolphins bellies, but her whole body is pink.”

Rue said he recently saw Pinky mating and he suspects she might now be pregnant.


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