A rare albino dolphin in Calcasieu Lake, Louisana is wowing tourists, but conservationists warn that people should give the animal some space.
While most albino animals are white, this bottlenose dolphin is a remarkable bright pink, with red eyes.
Regina Asmutis-Silvia, senior biologist with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, is quoted in the Telgraph as saying: “I have never seen a dolphin coloured in this way in all my career. It is a truly beautiful dolphin but people should be careful, as with any dolphins, to respect it – observe from a distance, limit their time watching, don’t chase or harass it.”
The pink dolphin is believed to be in good health and has been observed in a pod of four, playing and eating.