Rare Pink Dolphins

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Description: Pink Dolphins (also known as Amazon River Dolphins) are a rare species of dolphin that have a pink color to them. They have a long nose or hole at the top of its head, and they have black teeth. They are the largest river dolphin. Pink Dolphins are larger than the average human. Some conservation parks help Pink Dolphins that might be hurt, and then they rehabilitate them and send them on their way back to their habitat.

Diet: Pink Dolphins like to eat crabs, catfish, small fish, and turtles. Turtles have to mainly be caught at the bottom of the river. Pink Dolphins mostly spend their time looking at the bottom of the river for food. You may rarely see them at the top of the river.

Habitat: You may think that Amazon River Dolphins live in Amazon Rivers. Well, you are partly right. Pink Dolphins live only in freshwater throughout the Amazon and Orinoco river basins. You may rarely see them, but if you do, then you will be one of the lucky people to get to see one swimming most likely at the top of the water.

Why is This Dolphin Pink?: Some say they are pink because of the body of water they live in. Others say it’s because the food they eat. The truth is it is because of their blood vessels. They have thin skin and their blood vessels are underneath the skin, which makes their skin to appear pink. Their skin can change when they are happy or nervous, and they can blush like humans!

A beautiful pink dolphin. (Picture from http://thechromologist.com/pink-dolphin-spotted-fact-or-fake-news/)

Are They Real or Fake?: In conclusion, Pink Dolphins are real. They have been spotted and tested, which proves that Pink Dolphins are in fact real.

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Catelyn Conover, Staff Writer

Catelyn is a 7th grader at Cherokee Middle School. She attended Cherokee for 6th grade as well. Catelyn is a 12-year-old girl with a love for Dachshunds....


24 Responses to “Rare Pink Dolphins”

  1. Catelyn Conover on December 13th, 2017 9:32 am

    Hello everyone I was really exited about doing this article.I took me about 2 weeks but I got it done.I hope you all will one day see a pink river dolphin.Thank you!-Catelyn Conover.

  2. Douglas Graver on December 14th, 2017 12:00 pm

    Hello, Catelyn I really like this article I think you did a really nice job on it. It’s really interesting how an animal can be that color. They are really cool animals.

  3. Lilly Maupin on December 13th, 2017 1:46 pm

    These pink dolphins are beautiful and it would be awesome to see one someday. I have heard about this species before but I had no idea how rare they were. It is also very interesting to me that they have black teeth.

  4. casey on December 14th, 2017 8:11 am

    it was good.

  5. Hailey Rehkop on December 14th, 2017 8:15 am

    I think the pink dolphins are vary pretty I have herd about pink dolphins and they sound so cool do they make the same sound as a dophin.

  6. Sadie Conway on December 14th, 2017 8:56 am

    I think these rare beautiful creatures are very interesting. It would be very neat to see one sometime. I have heard about this magical animal before but i didnt no know that had black teeth. This is a very very well written atrial.

  7. Olivia Simon on December 14th, 2017 8:58 am

    I think these Pink dolphins are so cool.I didn’t even know they where a thing .They are very interesting.

  8. Braden Ross on December 14th, 2017 8:58 am

    I thought this was a great article. I didn’t even know pink dolphins were a thing.

  9. Ryker Shanklin on December 14th, 2017 8:59 am

    I have never heard of the pink dolphin before and that leads me to saying this question. Are the Pink Dolphins going extinct? Just wondering because I have never heard of them before. Thanks!

  10. Joel Sharpsteen on January 8th, 2018 1:45 pm

    Maybe, I’m not sure. If you are going to look it up, I recommend the Nat-Geo website (National Geographic)

  11. Addison Albaugh on December 14th, 2017 9:00 am

    That is an awesome story. i loved how you put a lot of info on them. I also liked the “Are they real?”

  12. layne lafferty on December 14th, 2017 9:00 am

    this is awesome, when i went to Florida i saw some dolphins and now i love dolphins. i rate this paper 10/10

  13. Alyse on December 14th, 2017 9:01 am

    you did very well and i like it you should do more articles like it

  14. Taylor Copeland on December 14th, 2017 9:03 am

    I loved this article. I have heard of a Pink Dolphin but never knew that they live in rivers and eat crab! I always thought that they were a myth and if they actually were alive I thought that they would live in oceans. It’s amazing that they have pink skin!

  15. Sophie Young on December 14th, 2017 9:08 am

    I agree with Lilly they are beautiful and it would be awesome to see one.

  16. quinton perry on December 14th, 2017 11:56 am

    I really liked how you put all the facts in specific category’s but you also put a lot of Mays next ttime use words like might mabye.

  17. Pyrson Houzenga on December 14th, 2017 12:01 pm

    That was a very interesting topic, I hope I will someday be able to see one myself, but I can only hope. (the article was amazing by the way.) 🙂

  18. Oreo (Garrett Arroyo) on December 14th, 2017 1:30 pm

    That was a great article I have never seen a pink dolphins but i have seen then in believe it or not. One day the will probably be in zoo’s to see so maybe one day i can meet one. One question the are they endangered. Can you please to another smoke signal on mysterious creatures maybe like 10 animals you won’t believe exist. Like the immortal jelly fish. Overall you did a great job 10/10. I have another fact about pink dolphins the. Did you know that pink dolphin’s are one of the only dolphin’s that are not blind. Most dolphin’s are bling but they have a huge brain and are very smart. The bottle nose dolphin accattly has a bigger brain than a human. Dang it i thought I was the smartest. I checked you sources and found they work so good job with that. NICE JOB!!

  19. Ellie on December 14th, 2017 1:35 pm

    Great article, it was very cool and interesting!

  20. Emma Washburn on December 14th, 2017 2:08 pm

    I found this really interesting, had no idea there was such thing as pink dolphins, Its really cool but also kind of gross that they eat humans!

  21. Joel Sharpsteen on January 8th, 2018 3:04 pm

    I didn’t know that Sharknado was real, except for with dolphins! I’m sure that someone (Possibly Michael Bay) will create a terrible movie based on it which features chainsaws and explosions, and, of course, fake blood.

  22. Taylore on December 14th, 2017 2:18 pm

    This is a very interesting and well written article! It also is interesting to me that they have black teeth!

  23. Payton Rice on December 14th, 2017 2:21 pm

    I thought pink dolphins were fake but now I know they are really.They look amazing!

  24. Harrison Rehkop on December 19th, 2017 9:29 am

    I never knew there that there were pink dolphins good job on your Article.

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