Angel the bottlenose dolphin, pictured above, is the world's only albino dolphin in captivity. Angel was captured last year as a baby during the annual "drive fishery" in Taiji, Japan, when hundreds of dolphins are herded into shallow water and killed with spears.
Pink river dolphins are found only in the Amazon, and considering their unusual appearance and intelligence, it’s no wonder there’s a whole slew of fables associated with them. One such legend tells of Bufeo Colorado, a pink dolphin who shape-shifts into an attractive fisherman.
Amazon river dolphin. The dolphin pictured is pink due to albinism (a genetic mutation), but there are some species of dolphin -- the Amazon river dolphin and the Chinese white dolphin -- that are naturally and normally pink.
An incredible pink dolphin has been spotted in a lake in Louisiana The albino bottlenose dolphin has reddish eyes and is pink all over. He was seen for the first time in Lake Calcasieu, a saltwater estuary in southwestern USA, when he was young but, recently, has appeared more often.
:) PINK DOLPHINS OF THE AMAZON. WHY ARE THEY PINK? THE WERE TRAPPED BY THE RISING ANDES MILLION OF YEARS AGO AND SLOWLY BECAME FRESH WATER MAMMALS. THE NO LONGER NEEDED THE OCEN COLOR PROTECTION AND LOST IT.