Amazon River – The pink river dolphins “Botos” (Brazil)

Kategorien: Reiseblog, South America, Brazil

From our Anavilhanas Village Guesthouse we took today with our small group a trip to the pink river dolphins “Botos” in the Amazon.

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By boat to the “Recanto Do Boto”

Today we went with a small boat to the “Recanto do Boto”, a small hut in the Amazon, where you can see the pink river dolphins, among other things.

The “Recanto Do Boto” is located in a small southern side arm of the Rio Negro.

The pink Amazon dolphins “Botos”

The Amazon dolphin, also known as Boto, is a river dolphin in South America. It can grow up to 3 meters long and its color changes with age: kittens are silver-grey, older Amazon dolphins turn pink. Actually, we find that dolphins are beautiful animals. Whether the Amazon dolphin may also be included, however, we question. His head is rounded, the long muzzle clearly detached from him. The eyes are tiny and atrophied, but they are still functional. These dolphins are actually only available in the Amazon. We stood on a small platform in the water and a guide attracted the dolphins with fish.

But we could not swim with the dolphins (as it actually was in the tour description), but could only touch them briefly and watch them feeding.

A video of the pink river dolphins in the Amazon

Here is a short video of the pink river dolphins.

YouTube video

Unsere Reiseberichte aus Brasilien

Auf unserer Rundreise durch Südamerika durfte das Land Brasilien natürlich nicht fehlen, das mit seiner riesigen Fläche fast 50% von Südamerika einnimmt. Wir hatten uns als Reiseziele die Städte Rio de Janeiro und Sao Paulo, einen Aufenthalt im Amazonas und natürlich die Iguazu Wasserfälle ausgesucht. Eine wirklich abwechslungsreiche Reise durch Brasilien, bei der wir viele schöne Eindrücke sammeln konnten. Reiseberichte Brasilien » Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana, Ipanema & Cristo Redentor
» Rio de Janeiro: Silvester feiern am Strand der Copacabana
» Rio de Janeiro: Ein Helikopter-Rundflug über die Stadt
» Rio de Janeiro: Eine Free Walking Tour durch Rio
» Amazonas: Das Meeting of the Waters in Manaus
» Amazonas: Das Anavilhanas Village Guesthouse am Rio Negro
» Amazonas: Eine Bootstour & Dschungelwanderung
» Amazonas: Die pinken Flussdelfine “Botos”
» Amazonas: Piranha-Fischen & Besuch eines Indigenen Dorfes
» Sao Paulo: Die Sehenswürdigkeiten in der Innenstadt
» Iguazu Wasserfälle: Der Vogelpark in Foz do Iguazu
» Iguazu Wasserfälle: Die Iguazu Wasserfälle & der Nationalpark Iguaçu
» Iguazu Wasserfälle: Ein Helikopter-Rundflug über die Wasserfälle