Dolphins are some of the most amazing and wonderful creatures to grace the Earth. Their curious and playful demeanor brings a smile to the face of anyone who is privileged enough to see them dancing through the water. While every dolphin can draw joy from people, there is one dolphin in Louisiana who is bringing so much more happiness to the lives of everyone who sees her.
Pinky is a beautiful bubblegum-pink dolphin who lives with her pod in Louisiana! She has been winning over the hearts of everyone who sees her since she was originally spotted in 2007. At the time, she was just a young calf swimming by her mother’s side through the waters.
In August 2017, Bridget Bourdreaux was on her pontoon boat when she was lucky enough to lay eyes on Pinky. That wasn’t the most amazing part of the encounter, however, as there was something with her that took her breath away. Following alongside Pinky as she raced Bridget’s boat was another pink dolphin! The second pink dolphin was small, and looked to be Pinky’s calf!
They’re not entirely sure what causes the pink coloration, but the most common theory is that it is a genetic variation. One of the most intriguing theories involves the pink dolphins that call the Amazon home! People who believe that theory, think that perhaps Pinky's mom or dad was related to one of the Amazon dolphins! It’s only 3,000 miles between the locations that the two pods call home, making it an easy trek for the dolphins!
Pinky is one of the most gorgeous dolphins in the world, and we’re so glad every time a new photograph appears! The fact that she has been spotted with a calf means that not only is this playful dolphin surviving, but that she is thriving! Hopefully, we’ve got years to come of photos of this wonderfully playful dolphin.