What is a Pink Dolphin?
The Pink Dolphin lives
in the rivers of the
Amazon rainforest. It is
usually found in the
tributaries and the
main rivers of the
Orinoco river systems
in south America. The
pink Dolphins body has
adapted to the rivers
of the Amazon
Almost all of the Pink dolphins adaptions are to help them
ﬁnd food even though they don’t have many of them. A
Pink dolphin has a long beak to get its prey. Small eyes are
also an adaption as they help the animal to see better in
the murky water. Their ﬂexible bodies help them swim a lot
faster so that they can catch their food easier. These
animals can swim up to 20 miles an hour.
Why is the Pink Dolphin
No one has proven why
the Pink Dolphin is pink,
but there are some
theories as to why, some
of these are...
1. That it could be an
adaption to river life.
2. That it could be that
their capillaries are close
to the surface of their
What do the Pink
The Pink Dolphins eat
Crabs, Catﬁsh, Small
river ﬁsh and Turtles.
They also hunt
zooplankton at night.
What dangers do they
they face are
ﬁshing , poison
and hunting for
Pink and Gray Dolphins
Many people think that the only difference between the pink and grey
dolphin is that one is pink and the other is gray, that is one difference
but there are many more. Theses are some that the pink dolphins can
do or has but the gray dolphin can’t do or doesn’t have.
It measures 2.5 to 3 meters long. Although males are generally
larger. The color of its body is pale pink. Instead of having a dorsal
ﬁn like the gray dolphin, it has a hump on its back. The Pink Dolphin's
tale is bigger and it has 2 ﬂippers that look like big leaves. The Pink
Dolphin's neck is kind of long and his head has a little hump in the
forehead. His beak is long and has tiny hairs on top. This animal has
tiny eyes. The Pink Dolphin can turn its head 180 degrees, all the way
around since it has an unfused vertebrae. It weighs approximately 90
Pink dolphins deliver their babies when the Amazon
River is at its high between the months of May and
Most species of river dolphins are almost blind, due
to navigating muddy waters, but their brains are
extremely large and well developed, however pink
dolphins are considered to have a relatively good
The locals of the pink dolphin do not hunt or harm
them because they think that their babies might
More fun facts
The pink dolphin has a bulbous head that has
echolocation organs and can change shape if
Pink dolphins are one of the most endangered
animals in the world.