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Amazon river dolphin Baby by woxys Amazon river dolphin Baby by woxys
Male Amazon pink river dolphin inie / boto / tonina (Inia geoffrensis, delfinovec amazonsky) named Baby from Rio Negro, ZOO Duisburg, Germany :aww:

This photo is a gift for *Lunchi - dear Lunchi, thank you and your parents for wonderful time I had with you and for allowing me to see this amazing creature, river dolphin :D

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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis)
Location: Freshwater, Orinoco, Amazon and Araguaia/Tocantins River systems of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
Size: 1,8 - 2, 8 m, weight: 80 - 160 Kg.
Diet: crustaceans, crabs, turtles, catfish and other fish.
Conservation status: unknown (probably some 100 000 animals)
Intersting facts: river dolphins are usually born dark - as they get older, they turn into pink colour | river dolphins love swimming in the trees in the flooded jungle | some local tribes protect them, because they think that killing of inia will make them unlucky | river dolphis are much more flexible, than ocean dolphins. They can even catch their tail with their mouth! | river dolphins have whiskers! | some belive, that river dolphins are almost completely blind, using only echolocation for orientation.
Legend: Amazonian tribes belive, that male river dolphin sometime leaves the river and turns into the very handsome man. Dressed in white suit and white hat, he visits party in the village and dances with the most beautiful girl. He seduces her and then returns to the river, turning to the dolphin again...

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:iconsrbarker:
srbarker Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I can't help but think of that one Wild Thornberrys episoe whenever I see these guys.
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AKitNamedMinty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student General Artist
He looks so precious. Do you mind if I lightly reference you photos for drawing animals that I have never drawn before?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
he is an amazing creature! and of course you can ;)
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:iconakitnamedminty:
AKitNamedMinty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student General Artist
I love them and if I remember right they are pretty vicious. Thank you so much, I love you pictures they are beautiful and have the most amazing angles.
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RoseandBeast Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
O.O
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:iconvincenangellis:
VincenAngellis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Nice...
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I love them! :iconpinkheartplz:
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:  One of my favorite animals, they're so exotic.  Great shots!
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Krisnthemum-Art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is a rare species how did you find it? and get an amazing photo????!!!!!!!!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I think the description says it all.............
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:iconkrisnthemum-art:
Krisnthemum-Art Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ya I guess so.
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:iconelnys-allai:
Elnys-Allai Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I love dolphins ^^
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gfaruque Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Only two rivers in the world has River dolphin. Ganges River dolphin and Amazon river dolphins.
Ganges River dolphin lives in Rivers around Sundarbans (Largest Mangrove Forest) in Bangladesh.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
in fact, they live also in Orinoco and I think also Rio Negro :)
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:iconchristiebella:
christiebella Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Artist
awesome
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
River dolphins are so adorable! :iconyayzplz: It's a shame the Yangtze river dolphins are gone... I teared up when I found they were declared extinct. I pray that these beautiful animals won't meet the same fate any time soon. :(
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
fortunately, there are still 100 000 of them :aww:
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!!! :la:
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:iconlittlecritter35:
littlecritter35 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find these dolphins amazing. Beautiful photo.
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loveaemily Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG i am dying i love river dolphins I love this shot youare an amazing photgrapher
what kind of camera do you use????
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
thanks, I totally love them too! :aww:
this was taken just with Canon Powershot S5IS :D
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love his derpy face! It looks like this :iconblushingplz:
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:iconshaporeva:
Shaporeva Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Photographer
unreall)
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ZeFlyingMuppet Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
now that is the weirdest/coolest looking Dolphin I have ever seen.
you have seen SOOO much compared to li'l ol' me! all I get to see around here are songbirds, hummingbirds, and squirrels.. moose, deer, coyotes and the odd bear...
you have seen about 20 times more than I have. the rest I've only seen on TV and your pictures xD!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I love hummingbirds, I can not see them :(
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ZeFlyingMuppet Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
aww :( perhaps one day you will :aww:
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:iconwinglei:
winglei Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
he is so cool! he looks very happy =) when i was growing up, dolphins were my fav animal
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adelita98 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
wow! imagine cruising along in the river when one of these jumps out!! they are incredible!!!
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mywolfsoul Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
About a minute after I saw this awesome picture i found a video of it. ^_^ [link]
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a brilliant photo!
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laucha95 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
wow, I've never seen an amazon river dolphin O.O
I wanna see one but I don't know where I can found one >.<
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
in Europe, you can see one only in ZOO Duisburg in Germany - but hurry, he is very old and he might die soon!
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:iconlaucha95:
laucha95 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
thanks for telling me, I absolutely have to go see him O.O
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
do it, he is MAGICAL, I love him so much :aww:
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:iconcadavera:
Cadavera Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
i always found them weird and cool
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:iconmusiccraze:
Musiccraze Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS!
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:iconlylie-foak:
lylie-foak Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OH GOD HE HAS BABY TEETH AND EVERYTHING!
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:iconinukura:
InuKura Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
This is a nice foto!
I saw this river dolphin in Duisburg last weekend

He ist beautyfull
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
he is :aww:
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HAMBURRIT0 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I just love looking at their pink characteristics and sharp beak. :aww:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
me too and I love also his personality :aww:
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:iconhamburrit0:
HAMBURRIT0 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Agreed. ;D
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:iconriditateka:
Riditateka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
That sure is one beautiful animal :)
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:iconaquamammal:
aquamammal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
a thousand smiles
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
:nod:
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:iconaquamammal:
aquamammal Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
no, two thousand smiles:)
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antimony92 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Cool shot. I didn't know they kept them in zoos
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
thank you :aww: only two facilities in the world keep them :D
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:iconantimony92:
antimony92 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Really? Where's the other one?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
in Venezuela :)
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