Pink Amazon River Dolphin may disappear within ten years in the Amazon. Dolphins can become a regional folklore character if hunting at this rate continues.
The pink Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is found only in the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers and tributaries. This beautiful and intriguing mammal can become a regional folklore character in the not so distant future. This, according to Nívia do Carmo; a Brazilian researcher and fellow at the National Institute for Amazonian Research ( INPA ). If the killing of pink Amazon River Dolphins by fishermen at the riverine communities continues at its current rate, the dolphin may become extinct within ten years.