Things that are pink in color : The color pink stands for joy and youthfulness in many cultures across the world.  It also toned down the passion of the color red.  The color made with a mix of red and white is extremely feminine as perceived by the public. However, now many men are always embracing the pink color in their formal and daily wear. In Japanese culture, the pink color is strongly associated with masculinity, which is sharp contrast to the western culture. There are many shades of pink in which, cosmetic companies launch their beauty products quite frequently. 

What are things that are pink?

When pink is such a popular color, it is not strange that Mother Nature too has given the color to many of the things that are not manmade. So, forget the cartoon character –pink panther and the yummy pink pastries to explore some things that are pink in nature.

  1. Lotus

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A symbol of divine beauty and purity, lotus is an aquatic flower of great cultural significance especially in India and ancient Egypt. The flower is also a scared one in Buddhism. It is also the national flower of India. The flower has found a wide presence in artwork in many cultures across the world. For example, in India, the lotus temple in New Delhi resembles a lotus flower in its structural appearance. The large flower is also available in white color and cannot survive in cold temperature. It is strange but true that lotus can regulate its temperature much like human beings and can have a life span of many years.

  1. Pink Rose

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Found in many colors too, pink rose is a favorite among florists for its beauty and charm. It is interesting to note that the pink rose was extremely famous during the Victorian era and was use extensively for decoration purpose. Many love to put pink rose in their hair as a hair accessory.

  1. Nudibranch

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Found also in red and orange color, nudibranch is a carnivore creature that lives in the oceans. It preys on sponges, fish eggs, corals and even other nudibranchs. It has a very soft body.

  1. Pink Tulip

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Pink colored tulips look stunning. A symbol of happiness and care, pink tulips are one of the most gifted flowers after red rose during the Valentine day. No surprise, a lot many bakery shops and boutiques across the world are named after these pink tulips.

  1. American Flamingo

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Native to North America, this is a large beautiful bird with a long neck. The bird is found in the shallow waters of lagoons and lakes. Flamingo lives in large social groups. Sometimes, the bird also migrates to distant lands in search of food or in case; their natural habitat experiences any disturbance.  The bird eats small fishes, insects and red algae along with some other small creatures found in the muddy waters. According to scientists, the American Flamingo has the attractive pink color because of its diet.

  1. Dahlia

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This is a large round flower having many petals. The flower is available in many other colors apart from pink. The flower is frequently used as a cut flower in floral arrangements because of its beauty. It is easy to grow the pink dahlia as well as of other colors and this adds to its popularity.

  1. Pink Lake

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Yes, pink lake is a reality and it is in Western Australia. Scientists believe that the bubble gum like pink color of the lake water is due to the presence of bacteria in the water. The lake is located in an absolute wilderness and its original name is Lake Hillier. As it lies in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, visitors can have a clear aerial view of the color contrast between the true. The lake is also a habitat of plenty of variety of fishes. A navigator first discovered the fascinating pink lake in the beginning of the nineteenth century after which it become quite famous because of its unusual color.

  1. Pink Cyanide Millipede

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In sharp contrast to its lovely appearance because of the stunning pink colored body, the millipede is an extremely poisonous one. You can spot the deadly creature in the Greater Mekong region in South East Asia. So, if you someday spot a pink cyanide millipede, never feel tempted to touch the same.

  1. Pink Carnation

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Cultivated since centuries, the pretty flower has grace, beauty and a clove like fragrance. Its scientific name is Dianthus caryophyllus. In many cultures, people gift pink carnations to express their gratitude. It is also the birth flower of the people born in the month of January. Also, the flower lacks the appeal of a rose or lily, it is widely believed that it has some healing properties because of which it finds a place in aromatherapy.  The flower was quite popular even in the ancient times. Egyptians, Greeks and the Romans make garlands with pink carnations.

  1. Pink Waterfall

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This may sound strange but in Canada, there is a waterfall that has pink water due o the presence of a red sediment. The Cameron waterfalls become pink only rarely when it is a blue moon, making it even more extraordinary. No wonder, it is the choicest place of many photographers who patiently wait to capture this rare sight. It is seen in the rainy season. So, if you love to daydream, there is no best place to soak yourself in the pink waterfall.

  1. Amazon River Dolphin

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This is a beautiful large freshwater dolphin native to the Amazon River. The fish is also present in the waters of Tocantins and the Araguaia River. It is also popular as boto or the pink river dolphin. The fish is friendly to human beings and have good eyesight as well as a large brain. It is strange to note that the color of the Amazon River dolphin changes from pink to white gradually as the ageing process sets. It can grow more than 6 feet and can be highly intelligent.

  1. Pygmy Seahorses

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Native to South-East Asia, these are tiny sea creatures of mostly two centimeters in length. The scientific name of the pink colored pygmy sea horses is hippocampus-bargibanti.  It is extremely tough to spot these sea horses as they easily camouflage themselves and look like corals on which they live.

  1. Carpodacus Thura

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The small Himalayan bird is a pretty one. One can spot the bird in Nepal, Anurachal Pradesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and in some provinces of China. It has a deep pink forehead and a light pink abdomen. It mainly feeds on a large variety of seeds, berries, shoots of some herbs and shrubs to survive.

  1. Pitaya

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This fruit has a pink exterior and a white interior with black seeds, which are also edible. Also known as the dragon fruit due to its external appearance, pitaya is rich in nutrients and is low in terms of calories. It is native to America, but is now cultivate across the world because of its numerous health benefits. The super fruit has been found highly effective in regulating diabetes.

  1. Domestic Pig

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Known as swine, the domestic pig has made a place in this list because of its skin color. Human beings domesticated the large animal more than nine thousand years ago and at that time, it was perhaps a wild boar. It is in demand for its delicious meat i.e. pork which is popular in many world cuisines. Domestic pigs are quite intelligent and have a good sense of smell.

  1. Pink Robin

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The diminutive bird has a bright pink abdomen and the color combination of pink with grey makes it extremely attractive. Its scientific name is Petroica rodinogaster. The bird is native to Australia. It mainly lives in tropical and temperate forests.

  1. Onion

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A very common vegetable, onion is widely used in all popular cuisines across the world. It has multiples scales and has a white interior. It comes in variety of sizes and gives a distinct flavor to the food. Onion is native to Asia and consumed in many ways like raw, boiled, fried, and much more. Be its Indian chicken curry or the Vietnamese chicken salad with onion pickle, the small onion has a mighty presence.

  1. Pink grapefruit

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According to experts, the distinct pink color of this grapefruit is due to the presence of a pigment lycopene. It is rich in vitamin A and C. It has proved its effectiveness in treating certain lung diseases. The subtropical citrus fruit has a semi-sweet taste.

  1. Pine grosbeak

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This is a small bird native to Alaska. However, the bird is easy to spot in some regions of Canada and North America. The male pine grosbeak is pretty in comparison to the female ones. It loves to flock in the winter season and eats seeds, fruits and small insects to survive. It is interesting to know that the eggs of pine grosbeak are blue with dark spots or marks.

  1. Roseate Spoonbill

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This large wading bird is often mistaken as a flamingo because of the similarity in skin color. However, its neck and leg size is much shorter in comparison to the beautiful flamingo. It is a popular bird in North America and not much is known about its behavior or feeding habits.

  1. Natal Plum

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This bright pink fruit pointed slightly at the end is known as Num-Num too. This is an exotic fruit rich in protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium. The fruit is native to Florida and is use in preparation of chutney, jam and as an addition to salads. In India, the small fruit is popular as Karonda. Indians use the fruit to prepare yummy pickles.

  1. Wax Apple/Rose Apple

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Native to Eastern Australia, rose apple is a delicious variety of apple that is good in preventing multiple health ailments. The fruit is also popular as water cherry and bell fruit.

  1. Rose-Breasted Cockatoo

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The lovely looking bird with a combination of light pink and white is a playful parrot that can very well mimic human speech. Many people in Australia and across the world loved to keep this parrot as pet in their home. This social bird loves learning new things from human. The parrot has a life span of forty years and it feed mainly on nuts, seeds, vegetables, and cooked meat.

  1. Pink Sea Anemone

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The small sea creature is poisonous contrary to its lovely exterior appearance like a blooming flower. It is present in ocean beds attached to one location and are available in other colors too. This creature is a close relative of jellyfish and corals. It is interesting to note that a pink sea anemone does not have any skeleton.

  1. Riberry

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Native to Australia, the bright pink, small sized fruit is a popular one. When the Europeans discovered it in the eighteenth century, it was used mainly for the preparation of jam, jellies and other delicacies. It has a spicy flavor and a sweet aroma. However, now the fruit is popular widely because of its rich nutrients like folate, manganese, antioxidants that help to keep the body healthy.

  1. Ruby

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Ruby is a semi-precious stone that has great astrological significance as per the Indian astrology. In India, it is popular as ‘Manik’. It is a belief that ruby enhances the power of sun in one’s horoscope. It is worn either in a gold or copper ring. The gemstone is also used now widely in jewelry making for its beautiful appearance. It is available as a mineral in the mines of India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and many other countries. In ancient times, the stunning ruby was a favorite of aristocratic people.

  1. Kunzite

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This is a beautiful light pink crystal or mineral. It is used to heal relationship problems owing to its high vibration. The crystal is found naturally in Afghanistan, Brazil, the United States of America, and in some other few places across the world. It is a newly discovered gemstone. It is steadily climbing the popularity charts owing to its beauty. The gemstone fades its color gradually when exposed to sunlight for a prolonged period. Therefore, jewelry made of this gemstone is looked upon as an evening wear only.

  1. Rhodochrosite

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The lovely pink colored gemstone available also in red color is used in making pendants, bracelets, fashion necklaces, and earrings. It is primarily translucent, but is found in opaque form too.  However, the stone is not much durable and demands care to last for a long period. It is also the national gemstone of Argentina.  Many believe that the pink gemstone has the capacity to reduce stress, bring love to the wearer and resolve inner conflicts.

  1. Pink Himalayan Salt

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The Himalayan salt has a rosy pink color and is prized for its rich mineral content. Apart from sodium, it has more than eighty minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and many more that are beneficial in keeping the body and mind healthy. It also contains some traces of copper, zinc, fluoride and others. As the salt is not processed, it retains all the goodness that often gets lost in salt processing. The pink Himalayan salt lamps are in fact extremely popular in the European market because of its ability to deodorize the air, helping in treating insomnia, and improving concentration.

  1. Pink Katydid

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The bubblegum pink colored insect is easy to spot in green surroundings and this is a major disadvantage as predators easily spot the insect. It however cleverly hides itself amidst pink flowers. Pink Katydid was discovered in the late nineteenth century. It is leaf like in its shape and a rare insect.

So, what do you think about our collection of naturally pink things that the nature has bestowed us with? Please share your thoughts in the comment box. We sincerely believe that our collection will help kids and adults alike to enhance their knowledge about things that are pink.