Papito was the first dolphin calf born at Dolphin Academy Curaçao - to Gee Gee on September 5, 2004.
Papito means sweet little boy in the local language and his name was chosen by some of the local school children on the island.
Papito was an easy going dolphin, not easily daunted . . . or afraid of anything. His tolerance, patience and calmness made him an amazing therapy dolphin with CDTC. Papito always found a way to connect with a child. He found a way to make even the most introverted child smile.
Unfortunately Papito passed away in December 2015 from osteomyelitis; however much of his spirit and flair has been passed to his son Tulum, and he lives on in the beautiful memories he created for all the children and families that had the pleasure to meet him.
Big, straight dorsal fin with white tip, tender body, long rostrum with upturned ‘nose’ plus dark colored skin, two pieces missing out of fluke and big eyes.