Embark on the ultimate river voyage down three of the world’s most epic rivers – the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi. This series reveals the astonishing wildlife and breathtaking landscapes of these legendary waterways from their source to their mouth.
The Amazon River Dolphin, also called the boutu, boto, or bufeo, is the largest of the freshwater dolphins, and like all freshwater dolphins it is endangered because of hunting, human pressures, and degradation of habitat. Its most amazing characteristic is its color, which ranges — depending on its age — from soft, rosy pink to a vivid, almost shocking pink. The Portuguese name for this species in Brazil is “boutu vermelho” — red dolphin.