The 9 Most Popular Pink Animals

The magnificent pink wading bird with a delicate spatulate beak, the roseate spoonbill, is a delightfully unique animal that we couldn't resist featuring despite flamingos being the poster child for pink animals. The spoonbill's diet of shrimp and crabs gives it its color.

Roseate Spoonbill

Since its first description in 1874, pink katydids have sparked debate about the origins of their amazing color for almost a century. Hubbard Scudder, a Harvard entomologist, proposed at the start of the 20th century that the pink coloring might be seasonal.

Pink Katydid

Let's talk about fitting in. The Bargibant's seahorse, also called the pygmy seahorse, is a species of seahorse that only feeds on fan corals. Because of their excellent camouflage skills, which allow them to match the coral's pink color, no one has ever seen one until a researcher discovered one while examining coral in a lab.

Bargibant's Pygmy Seahorse

The reason web-footed geckos are so well hidden against the reddish sands of the Namib Desert is likely due to their peculiarly translucent, salmon-colored skin. A lexicon of sounds to frighten off any assailants, such as clicks, squeaks, croaks, and other noises, constitutes additional defense measures.

Web-Footed Gecko

After returning from Indonesia in 1879, Australian journalist James Hingsley told tales of a pink orchid that was carnivorous, luring butterflies to its petals where they were devoured alive. 

Orchid Mantis

Whereas pink pigs develop no melanin at all and become a "default" pink, some farmed pigs are black due to an excess of the pigment eumelanin.

Domestic Pigs

Sea stars are found in about 2,000 distinct species and have a variety of colors, including pink, which helps them fend off or blend in with their surroundings. Sea stars can be found in aquatic environments all throughout the world, from tropical settings to the frigid bottom.

Sea Stars

There are 1,400 species of hawk moths worldwide, and this particular pink and olive green moth has the uncommon distinction of being named after three different animals: a bird, an insect, and a mammal. In the daytime, they hide among the vivid pink petals of their favorite meals.

Elephant Hawkmoth

The largest freshwater dolphin in the world, the Amazon river dolphin (also referred to as the boutu, boto, or bufeo) turns pink with age. The Amazon river dolphin was categorized as endangered by the IUCN in 2018.The usage of them as fish bait, explosives fishing.

Amazon River Dolphin