Recently, an extremely rare and spectacular sight happened at Vung Tau beach, Vietnam, when a pink dolphin was discovered swimming in the water to celebrate the death anniversary of the Hung Kings.
Pink dolphins, believed to be a species of white dolphin with albino, are a rare sight as they are estimated to make up less than 10% of the total number of Chinese white dolphins in the world. These unique creatures are commonly found in the waters of Southeast Asia.
According to local reports, the pink dolphin was first discovered by a group of fishermen in the early morning of the death anniversary of Hung Vuong. When the fishermen approached the dolphin, it swam towards them and circled their boat, almost to greet them. Since then, sightings of this rare and majestic creature have gone viral, with many people flocking to Vung Tau beach in hopes of seeing it.
Although the exact reason for the pink color is unknown, experts believe it may be due to a genetic mutation that prevents the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin color in humans and animals.
The arrival of the pink dolphin caused excitement in the local community and drew attention to the conservation efforts needed to protect these endangered creatures. As one of the rarest marine mammals in the world, it’s important that we do all we can to protect them and their habitat.
If you’re in the area, be sure to keep an eye out for this beautiful and rare pink dolphin in the waters of Vung Tau. Who knows when you might be lucky enough to witness such a spectacular sight again.