Best time to travel to Peru

Pink Dolphin Breeding Season

Believe it or not, but these dolphins do exist. Their skin is pale pink, and males are more pink than females

Pink Dolphin Breeding Season in Peru 2019 - Best Time
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© Maire Kirkland

Pink dolphins inhabit the Amazon River and several other freshwater basins in Latin America. It is the largest species of river dolphin as its males can reach up to 180 kilogrammes in weight and 2.5 meters in length. They have several names - Amazon river dolphin, boto, bufeo, but the most famous is "pink river dolphin."

Pink Dolphin Breeding Season in Peru - Best Season 2019

If you are lucky enough, you can spot these mammals when cruising along the Amazon River, but if you want to be sure that your trip to Peru has an actual meeting, then there is only one place to go. The lake Cocha El Dorado is located within the Pacaya Samria Reserve near Iquitos. This water basin is protected by locals, so pink dolphins feel safe there, and their quantity only rises. Every May and June breeding season brings new dolphins to life and observing a pink female with its little grey baby is a very charming and heartwarming experience.

Best time for Pink Dolphin Breeding Season in Peru 2019