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14 fun facts about bright pink animals | Science

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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | February 12, 2021 at 6:08 pm

Every February the color pink is a bold sign that the season of love has arrived. Now filled with blush-colored Hallmark cards featuring cute puppies and kittens, Valentine’s Day has evolved in stark contrast to its origins. The three-day Roman feast would have Mark by animal sacrifice is certainly over R-rated by today’s standards.

Fortunately, people are just buying fluffy, pink teddy bears for their loved one these days. You’d be hard pressed to find a pink grizzly in the wild, so why not celebrate this Valentine’s Day by discovering 14 animals that naturally rock soft and vibrant shades of pink.

Axolotls have bright pink outer gills

An axolotl showing the bones of its feet and the blood vessels of its gills

(Seánín Óg via Flickr under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 )

Captive axolotls are known for their pale pink-white bodies and flashy, spiky, hot pink hair – it’s not hair at all. The crown of …

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