All animals on Earth are pretty amazing in their own way, but sometimes, one of them comes along that causes an immediate stir — and makes everyone fall in love. Such was the case with an eye-catching bottlenose dolphin spotted in the brackish waters of Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana.
Seeing a dolphin in a lake would be a little unusual anyway, but this dolphin was something else entirely. Because this dolphin was completely pink!
Dubbed “Pinkie,” the dolphin has become beloved in the area, with people snapping photos whenever she’s spotted.
She’s also caught the attention of scientists, who are interested in her pink coloring. The general theory is that she’s albino, but she’s an especially bright pink.
Maybe she’s just lucky.
Albinism, a lack of pigment, can affect any species of animal, and the results are often striking. However, animals with albinism often face challenges because they can’t camouflage as well, which makes both hunting and evading predators harder. Recently, an albino orca was spotted in the North Pacific, happily living with his pod.
Although this news has nothing to do with Jimmy Buffett, it made us smile. Check out Pinkie below. She’ll make you smile too!
Check out the video below to see her in action!