Pink dolphin sightings are common in South America, especially in the Amazon River. But pink dolphin sightings are rare in the U.S. In fact, spotting one of these creatures in America’s lakes or rivers is about as common as spotting Nessie gliding in the waters of Scotland’s Loch Ness.
At the same time, even if you even saw a pink dolphin in the U.S., chances are nobody would believe you; they’d claim it was a trick, a mirage caused by the play of water and light. But Pinkie has proven the naysayers wrong.
For several years, Pinkie has been swimming in the lakes and rivers of Louisiana. Countless people have seen the pink dolphin. Pinkie made a splash in 2007, when Captain Erik Rue got a snapshot of her swimming in Lake Charles, 10 feet away from his charter boat.
The pink dolphin made an even bigger splash in 2015, when the captain told ABC that he took pictures of the creature mating. In other words, the name “Pinkie” doesn’t just refer to the dolphin’s color. The name is also gender specific. Captain Erik Rue may know Pinkie better than most sailors but he doesn’t know how soon Louisiana can expect some baby pink dolphins.