Amazon Pink River Dolphin or Boutu (Inia geoffrensis) being hand fed.
Cocaya River. Eastern Amazon Rain Forest. Border of PERU &ECUADOR. South America
HABITAT & RANGE: Fresh water both turbid whitewaters and clear blackwaters. Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin & Madeira River of Bolivia.
These are diurnal and nocturanal mammals. Often solitary or in groups of 2 - 4. They feed on fish, crabs and turtles. When they surface to breath only a small portion of their backs are visible. The young are usually dark gray. Their colors vary from pale to pink.