Meet Papito

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.

QuickStatistics

2004
2015

Papito was the

1st
2.75m
168kg

Recognizable by:

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.

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  • Renata https://dolphin-academy.com/assets/images/_416x416_crop_center-center/ren.jpg 416w, https://dolphin-academy.com/assets/images/_624x624_crop_center-center/ren.jpg 624w, https://dolphin-academy.com/assets/images/_1248x1248_crop_center-center/ren.jpg 1248w, https://dolphin-academy.com/assets/images/_1664x1664_crop_center-center/ren.jpg 1664w, https://dolphin-academy.com/assets/images/_2496x2496_crop_center-center/ren.jpg 2496w, https://dolphin-academy.com/assets/images/_3328x3328_crop_center-center/ren.jpg 3328w
    https://dolphin-academy.com/dolphins/renata
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      https://dolphin-academy.com/dolphins/tulum
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    https://dolphin-academy.com/dolphins/bonnie
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      https://dolphin-academy.com/dolphins/sami

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