pink slug

The brightly colored slug we covered last week has National Geographic readers tickled pink.  Luckily for you, there are several more rosy-colored creatures found in nature. Some are supposed to be pink, while others get their hue from genetic mutations. Check out our roundup of pink animals—and hold the rose-colored glasses. Pink Hippopotamus In 2010, a young,...

The brightly colored slug we covered last week has National Geographic readers tickled pink.  Luckily for you, there are several more rosy-colored creatures found in nature. Some are supposed to be pink, while others get their hue from genetic mutations. Check out our roundup of pink animals—and hold the rose-colored glasses. Pink Hippopotamus In 2010, a young,...

He’s big. He’s slimy. And he’s … neon pink?! Meet Triboniophorus aff. graeffei, a new species of 8-inch-long (20-centimeter-long) slug that’s found only on one Australian mountain. Scientists already knew that a bright-pink slug lived on Mount Kaputar (map), thinking it was a variety of the red triangle slug, a species common along the east coast of...