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- Flamingo: A tall wading bird with pink and red colouring. Known for its shape and standing on one leg.
- Galah: Medium-sized birds with a pink body, grey wings and white feathers on top of the head. Native to Australia.
- Worm: There are many types of worms (both terrestrial and marine). Earthworms have a pinkish-grey body.
- Naked Mole Rat: Also known as the sand puppy. A rodent found in East Africa with a wrinkled pink body.
- Sphynx Cat: A hairless breed of cat with pink skin. The usual colourings on a cat can still be found on their skin.
- Axolotl: Also known as the Mexican walking fish. A type of salamander that is actually an amphibian rather than a fish.
- Manta Ray: There is only one pink manta ray (that we know of). It’s believed the pink skin is from a genetic mutation that affects the ray’s melanin.
- Nudibranch: Small, soft-bodied marine molluscs that come in many different colours, patterns and shapes.
- Mexican Mole Lizard: Also known as the five-toed worm lizard. A smallish lizard with a lifespan of 1-2 years and scaly, greyish-pink skin.
- Amazon River Dolphin: Also known as the bufeo, boto and the pink river dolphin. A type of toothed whale that turns pink when they reach adulthood.
- Web-Footed Gecko: A small lizard with light pink skin and a white-beige belly.
- Roseate Spoonbill: A wading bird related to spoonbills and ibis families. It has pink wings, body, legs and a white head and neck.
- Roseate Skimmer: A type of dragonfly with a purplish-pink abdomen. Native to Brazil and the US.
- Pink Katydid: Katydids are usually green, but they can be pink because of genetic mutations which give large amounts of red pigment.
- Mauve Stinger Jellyfish: A jellyfish that’s also known as the purple-striped jelly, mauve stinger, purple people eater, luminous jellyfish and night-light jellyfish. A transparent and pink-purple jellyfish with bioluminescence.
- Pink Dragon Millipede: Also known simply as the dragon millipede. A toxic, spiny, pink and ruby-coloured millipede that come out after light rain.
- Barbigant’s Pygmy Seahorse: Also known simply as the pygmy seahose. A very small seahorse less than 20mm tall that is grey with pink-red spots. Camouflages well with coral.
- Pigs: While there are many types of pigs, hogs and boars, “domestic” pigs are pink in colour and are farmed unethically for consumption around the world. Around 121 million pigs are killed each year for food, which is around a third of the population of the United States.
- Elephant Hawk Moth: A fluffy moth with olive and pink colouring across the wings and body. The wings also have two lilac stripes along the wingtips.
- Sea Anemone: Predatory marine animals that look like a flowery plant. They typically sting their prey to immobilise them.
- Sea Stars: Marine animals shaped like a star. They come in many different colours, sizes and patterns.
- Northern Ghost Bat: A type of bat native to Trinidad, Central America and South America. It has a white body and translucent pink wings.
- Liophidium Pattoni: A snake native to Madagascar with pink and yellow stripes over an otherwise black body.
- Grasshopper: Meadow grasshoppers can be pink because of erythism, which affects pigment and melanin.
- Frogfish: Warty frogfish and clown frogfish are covered in spines and various colours to match its habitat.
- Pink Hand Fish: Handfish are anglerfish that walk on the sea floor instead of swimming.
- Pink Fairy Armadillo: The smallest kind of armadillo with large paws and a pink armoured shell.
- Albino Elephant: Not a separate species of elephant, but rather a rare type of elephant with albinism. Has pink skin rather than grey.
- Pelican (beak): Medium-large birds with a huge pink beak.
- Salmon Crested Cockatoo: A white-bodied cockatoo with a peachy-pink crest and black beak.
- Pink Planthopper: An insect that camoflages with leaves and hop in a similar way to grasshoppers.
- Raspberry Dragonfly: A dragonfly with a pink-ruby body and transparent wings with thin black veining.
- Octopus: Molluscs with eight legs known for their high intelligence. There are many different species and colours.
- Cherry Blossom: A flower that grows on trees and are native to Japan. Also known as Sakura and known for their beauty. Japan has annual cherry-blossom viewings.
- Tulip: Flowers with tall petals that form a cup shape. They have tall, thick stems and vertical leaves.
- Lily: A plant with large, showy flowers. White lilies are common at funerals, but they come in many other colours as well, including pink.
- Petunia: A plant that grows flowers that have small, pointed petals that resemble a star.
- Camellia: Flowers with clusters of medium-length yellow stamens and large, soft petals.
- Peony: Large flowers with many layers of frilled petals. Common at celebrations, especially parties and weddings.
- Foxglove: Long, tube-shaped flowers that grow vertically up long, thick stems.
- Aster: A perennial with many thin petals. Their name means “star”.
- Carnation: Also known as clove pink. A flower with layers of frilly petals. Commonly red, but also comes in pink.
- Begonia: A flowering plant with dark, glossy green leaves, red stems and light pink flowers.
- Geranium: A plant with small, purplish-pink flowers. Also known as cranesbills.
- Yarrow: A plant that grows small flowers in large, upwards-facing clusters. Commonly found in white, red and pink.
- Hollyhock: Plants with tall, thin stems and large thin petals.
- Fuschia: Bright pink, downward-facing flowers with long stamens and a secondary layer of white petals.
- Hibiscus: A flowering plant with large outurned petals and a tall coloured stamen.
- Turtlehead: Also known as chelone. Their name means “turtle-like”, as their flowers are shaped like small turtle-heads.
- Spider Lily: Flowering plants with long, thin petals resembling spider legs.
- Snapdragon: Also known as antirrhinum. Bushy plant that grows vertically and is topped with small coloured flowers.
- Mandevilla: Tropical plants that grow in vines and have brightly coloured flowers. Also commonly named rocktrumpet.
- Mosaic Plant: Also known as fittonia. Bushy plants with heavily veined leaves that occur in many different colours – commonly white, yellow, pink and green.
- Dragon Tree: Also known as the pink dragon tree. Long, thin trunks with leaves than fan out like a firework. The leaves have striped colours of pink, red, green and white.
- Succulents: Plants with thick, fleshy leaves and growths that retain water in dry conditions.
- Rex Begonia: Also known as the king begonia. A type of flowering plant with patterned, colourful leaves.
- Stromanthe: Tropical flowering plants native to Trinidad, Argentina and Mexico.
- Polka Dot Plant: A plant with spots that can merge into larger coloured patches.
- Aglaonema: Tropical flowering plants native to part of Asia and New Guinea. Perennials with creeping stems.
- Rose Painted Calathea: Also known as calathea roseopicta. A plant with patterns that make the leaves look like they’ve been painted (thus their name).
- Pink Syngonium: Also known as arrowhead vine. A plant with long, thin stems and leaves shaped like large arrows. The leaves are pink on the top and green on the underside.
- Caladium: A plant with long, heart-shaped leaves that are multicoloured.
- Cordyline: Also known as good luck plant, cabbage palm and palm lily. Looks similar to dracaena plants, but with wider leaves.
- Heuchera: Also known as coral bells or alumroot. A plant with multicoloured foliage and ragged-edged leaves.
- Coleus: Also known as painted nettle or poor man’s croton. Very easily grown and propagated. Has textured raspberry pink leaves with lime-green borders.
- Calico Kitten: Also known as calico kitten crassula. A vining succulent with small coloureful leaves.
- Pink Jelly Bean: A succulent with little growths the approximated size and shape of jellybeans.
- Pink Philodendron: A philodendron with large dark green and light pink leaves.
- Earth Star: A bromeliad plant with frilled, pink-edged leaves.
- Beleaf Begonia: A plant with raggedy, pointed leaves. They have many different colours and patterns and can be differently coloured on the tops and undersides of the leaves.
- Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies: A plant with fleshy leaves that have many tiny pink leaves growing along the edges.
- Pink Tradescantia: A plant with shiny, small leaves patterned like a humbug.
- Pink Rubber Plant: A type of variegated ficus that’s also known as ficus elastica ruby. Has pink, cream and green splotched leaves and is more sensitive to light and humidity than plain rubber plants.
- Variegated Pink Croton: A tropical houseplant with large leaves and heavy veining. It has variegated leaves with orange, yellow, pink, green and red patches.
- Tickled Pink Anthurium: A cultivated houseplant with glossy dark leaves and flat, single-petalled flowers.
- Six Angled Kalanchoe: A succulent with upward-facing, scallop-edged leaves. The leaves have a gradient that runs from green to pink to red.
- Boat Lily: Also known as oyster plant, cradle lily and moses on a raft. A perennial shrub native to the West Indies, Guatemala and Southern Mexico.
- Pink Congo: A plant with similar colouring to the Pink Princess philodendron (bubblegum pink and deep green leaves), but is a “Cinderella plant” – one that will lose the pink patches over time and revert back to an entirely green plant as it ages.
- Peperomia Pink Lady: A houseplant with thick, heart-shaped leaves that are splashed with pink, white and green.
- Pink Dalmatian Aglaonema: A houseplant with pink and green variegation. A tropical plant native to the Phillipines that thrives in huminidity.
- Echeveria Laui: A slow-growing Mexican succulent that is grown decoratively because of its pink colouring.
- Begonia Inca Fire: A compact begonia with heavily veined pink-red leaves.
- Ghosty Succulent: A succulent that grows in trailing rosettes that turn pink and yellow when grown in full sunlight.
- String of Hearts: A houseplant that grows long vines. The stems are pink-purple, whie the small leaves are cream and green tinged with pink.
- Buckeye Candy Kisses: Also known as African Violet. A flowering plant with pink rose-like flowers and slightly velvety leaves.
- Toronto Belle: Also known as the miniature African violet. A flowering plant with ragged foliage and pink-purple flowers.
- Wrangler’s Pink Patches: An African violet with smaller flowers than the Buckeye Candy Kisses plant. Has leaves which are more pink and white than they are green.
- K’s Pink Agate: A houseplant with large, decorative pink flowers.
- Coral Bells: A perennial also known as alumroot. They have small flowers and come in a few different colours.
- Lupine: Tall perennials that grow vertically along a thick stem. They attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and need lots of water.
- Impatiens: Annuals that grow well in shade and come in a few different colours. They have two layers of thin pink petals.
- Hyssop: An aromatic perennial with tubular flowers that grow along a tall stem. They grow well in full sunlight and are loved by pollinators.
- Dahlias: Flowering plants with large, showy flowers that are more like a sphere than the usual flat circle.
- Campion: Native to many parts of the United States and does well on hillsides and rock gardens. They have silvery-grey stems and leaves with pink-purple flowers.
- Chrysanthemum: Plants that grow in many vivid colours of yellow, orange, pink, peach, red and violet. Also known simply as “mums” and are easy to grow.
- Astilbe: Plants that grow in tall, fluffy plumes of colour and have fern-like leaves.
- Anemone (flower): A five-petalled flower that grows in many different colours.
- Zinnia: An easy and fast-growing flower that blooms abundantly. They attract butterflies and can be single, double or semi-double flowered.
- Azalea: Easy to grow in gardens with bright pink blooms.
- Calla Lily: Not considered “true” lilies. A plant that blooms in a few different colours and grows well in gardens and as houseplants.
- Lotus: A plant that holds a lot of spiritual meaning for some religions and cultures.
- Meadowsweet: A herb that grows clusters of small flowers. Thought to have anti-inflammatory effects and commonly used to brew into a tea.
- Orchid: Flowers that have many different colours and patterns and are commonly given as gifts or as part of a bouquet.
- Primrose: Plants that are grown in gardens and containers with a pink-purple flower and a yellow centre. Primrose oil is believed to be good for the complexion and for relief of menstrual pain.
- Rose: A classically romantic flower that is typically given on Valentine’s Day. It occurs in different colours, all of which have different meanings and symbolism – red is romantic, white is for mourning, while pink and yellow are for friendship.
- Sweet Pea: A flower that grows well in full sun and likes loamy soil. They come in blue, purple, red, pink, white and yellow.
- Lilac Bush: Shrubs that bloom during spring. They are ornamental and grow large clusters of small, lilac pink flowers.
- Amaryllis: A hothouse flower that looks similar to a lily, but with an extra layer of petals.
- Periwinkle: Also known as cape periwinkle, graveyard plant, old maid and rose periwinkle. A flowering plant native to Madagascar and is grown both for decoration and as medicine.
- Forget-Me-Not: A flowering plant that tends to take over areas already occupied by other plants. Usually blue, but can sometimes be pink.
- Bleeding Heart: Heart-shaped flowers that grow along a slightly arching stem.
- Bougainvillea: A tropical flowering plant that is grown decoratively and has bright pink flowers with a thin, papery texture.
- Freesia: An aromatic flower that is popular with florists. They are easy to keep indoors or outdoors.
- Magnolia: A flowering plant that is thought to have originally been pollinated by beetles rather than bees.
- Pansy: Colourful flowers with patterned “faces” that grow well in spring and autumn.
- Frangipani: A tropical tree with scented, colourful flowers. The flowers come in either pink or white, and gradate to a yellow centre.
- Wax Flower: An aromatic, woody shrub that grows small pink, white or lilac flowers with waxy petals.
Food and Drink:
- Strawberry Milkshake: A cold dessert drink made of strawberries (or syrup), ice cream, milk and sometimes malt.
- Strawberry Ice Cream: A creamy frozen dessert made of milk, sugar and sometimes spices and fruit.
- Berry Smoothie: A cold drink made from pureed fruit and sometimes some juice as well.
- Pink Doughnuts: Fried, ring-shaped dough that is deep-fried and then covered with pink icing and multicoloured sprinkles.
- Bubblegum: A type of chewing gym that’s made to be blown out as bubbles.
- Jellybeans: Small bean-shaped sugar candies with a chewy inside and hard glossy shell.
- Marshmallows: Soft, pillowy candies that are either vanilla or strawberry flavoured. Some have jam or jelly inside.
- Meringue: A dessert with a crisp outside and a soft, chewy inside.
- Loveheart Candy: Hard candies in the shape of hearts. They have love-related messages on the insides of their wrapper.
- Wafer: A thin, light, crisp and sweet cookie. Commonly eaten in layers with sweet cream, and is a typical accompaniment to ice cream or milkshakes.
- Cake: A sweet baked good made from flour and sugar. Softer than bread and usually frosted.
- Frosting: Also known as icing. A sweet and creamy topping pasted over cakes, cookies and pastries.
- Jelly: A wobbly dessert or snack food that can be made with fruit pectin instead of gelatin.
- Sprinkles: Small, multicoloured bits of sugar that are used as a colourful topping on cakes, cookies and other pastries and baked goods.
- Pink Lemonade: While lemonade is typically a fizzy lemon drink, it can be mixed with strawberries, raspberries or pink grapefruit to make pink lemonade.
- Gatorade: A popular sports drink.
- Sour Candy: Candy that is sour as well as sweet. Typically hard rather than chewy.
- Pickled Ginger: Sweet ginger that is thinly sliced and marinated in vinegar and sugar. Eaten with sushi.
- Turkish Delight: A soft, jelly-like candy that is commonly flavoured with rosewater.
- Macarons: A French meringue-based pastry consisting of two cookies sandwiched around a flavoured cream. Notoriously difficult to make.
- Hard Candy: Boiled sugar candies.
- Yoghurt: A creamy snack food made from milk, fruit and sugar. Almond, coconut and soy-based milk varieties of yoghurt are becoming increasingly popular.
- Sorbet: An icy version alternative to ice cream that has no milk in it.
- Pop Tarts: A quick pastry snack that is warmed in a toaster. Some pop tarts have pink filling (like jam) while some flavours have pink icing.
- Fairy Floss: Also known as cotton candy and candy floss. A light, fluffy spun sugar candy that looks like cotton. Commonly coloured with baby blue, white or light pink.
- Radish: A root vegetable that comes in white, purple, or pinkish-red.
- Pink Lady Apple: A medium-large pink-red apple that is known for its mild sweetness.
- Dragon Fruit: A tropical fruit with pink and green skin and white flesh flecked with small black seeds.
- Guava: A tropical fruit with green skin and pink-peach flesh.
- Beet Hummus: A chickpea-based spread or dip that is flavoured and coloured with mashed beet.
- Granita: A cold drink made of crushed ice, syrup or juice and other flavourings.
- Mousse: A soft, airy dessert with a lot of air bubbles in it to give it a foamy texture. They can be flavoured with chocolate, caramel, syrups, fruit, herbs and spices.
- Pink Peppercorn: A dried berry from the Peruvian Peppertree. Not actually related to commercial pepper, but are often blended with commercial pepper.
- Pink Pearl Apples: An apple that is yellow on the outside and pink on the inside.
- Ornamental Cabbage: Cabbage with flat, borad leaves that come in pink, purple, white and green.
- Cream Soda: A sweet soft drink that is generally vanilla flavoured. When it’s mixed with raspberry syrup, the drink turns a dark pink.
- Mochi: A soft, squishy rice cake made of short-grain glutinous rice. Commonly round and filled with flavoured paste.
- Pink Champagne: A fizzy, sparkling wine.
- Watermelon Juice: Watermelon juice is a dark pink to light red.
- Pink Pina Colada: A cocktail of rum, coconut and pineapple that can also be strawberry flavoured and pink.
- Ruby Chocolate: The “fourth” type of chocolate after dark, milk and white chocolate. Has a natural pink colour.
- Pink Oyster Mushroom: A pink fungus with an umami taste.
- Pink Salt: A salt with a pink tint because of minerals.
- Pink Ribbon Day: The international symbol of breast cancer awareness and research.
- Rose Quartz: A cloudy, translucent pink variety of quartz.
- Pink Diamond: A diamond that is pink instead of white or clear.
- Pink Sapphire: While sapphires are usually a deep, royal blue, they can also be found naturally pink.
- Nail Polish: A decorative colour for finger and toenails.
- Ballet Shoes: While ballet shoes have traditionally been a light blush colour, they’re now being made in inclusive tan and brown shades too.
- Balloons: Rubbery inflatable “toys” that float in the air and are common party decorations.
- Ballet Tutu: The stereotypical ballet dancer’s outfit – a leotard covered with a puffy, light skirt.
- Blush: Makeup that is lightly coloured and designed to add a flush to the cheeks.
- Lipstick: Makeup designed to add colour to lips.
- My Little Pony: Character from the “My Little Pony” franchise come in many different colours, including pink.
- Patrick Star: A pink starfish who is Spongebob’s best friend from the animated show “Spongebob Squarepants”.
- Peppa Pig: The main character from the animated show “Peppa Pig” – a children’s show.
- Piglet: One of the main protagonists from “Winnie-the-Pooh”.
- P!nk: A pop singer and songwriter known for her rock feel and style.
- Birdo: Known in Japanese as Catherine. A pink dinosaur from the Mario franchise who has a large red bow and a pink diamond ring.
- Majin Buu: A pink alien and fictional character from the Dragon Ball franchise.
- Kirby: A pink round character owned by Nintendo. His power is being able to swallow other characters and objects and take on the powers of other characters.
- Pink Panther: A cartoon character from “The Pink Panther”, a franchise aimed at children.
- Playdough: A soft, pliable modelling compound used for arts and crafts.
- Porky Pig: A cartoon character from the Looney Tunes franchise.
- Ribbon: Ribbons are long, thin materials used to tie things together.
- Jigglypuff: A Pokemon from the Pokemon franchise. A round, pink Pokemon who sings to make others fall asleep.
- Mew: A legendary pink Pokemon that looks like a thin, long-tailed cat. Has psychic powers and flies to get around.
- Hamm: The large pink piggybank from the “Toy Story” movie series.
- Toadette: A pink Toad from the Mario franchise.
- Clefairy: A pink psychic Pokemon of the fairy type.
- Miss Piggy: One of the main muppets. A pink pig with a blonde wig who is dating Kermit the Frog.
- Princess Peach: The main Princess from the Mario franchise. Wears a pink dress and a gold crown.
- Princess Bubblegum: A main character from “Adventure Time”. Has pink hair, light pink skin and wears a long pink dress.
- Cleffa: A pink baby Pokemon that evolves into Clefairy.
- Slowbro: A pink psychic Pokemon known for its slow speech and actions.
- Lickitung: A pink Pokemon known for its giant tongue, which can stun others.
- Chansey: The pink nurse Pokemon.
- Calamine Lotion: A medication for treating itchiness and mild skin conditions, like eczema or chickenpox.
- Pink Power Ranger: A character from the Power Rangers franchise. Wore a pink bodysuit and helmet, and had a pink flier.
- Babs Bunny: The pink rabbit and Bugs’ Bunny’s love interest from the Looney Tunes franchise.
- Crayons: Wax pencils that come in many colours and are used for arts and crafts.
- Pencils: A pigment core surrounded by wooden casing used for arts and crafts.
- Paint: A pigment emulsion used for making paintings.
- Lip Balm: A moisturising lip topper that can come in many different colours and flavours.
- Hair Dye: A chemical mixture used to tint hair different colours.
- Pink Topaz: A precious gemstone that is pink and commonly used in jewelry.
- Pink Opal: A white gemstone that is mixed with pink.
- Garnet: A deep pink gemstone.
- Spinel: A gemstone that comes in many different colours. Pink spinel can range from light to dark pink.
- The Grand Budapest Hotel: The hotel setting for the Wes Andersen movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.
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