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Pink Dolphin Rescued From a Colombian River

Pink Dolphin Rescued From a Colombian River:

Two pink river dolphins, a mother and her calf, were rescued from a Colombian river where these mammals were trapped in shallow water.

  • Pink Dolphin 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