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Realistic detailing and incredible paintwork are what set PAPO's marine animal figurines ahead of the rest. Each figurine is hand painted and manufactured according to strict EN-71 specifications; with meticulous attention paid to details like scale, posture, weight, and even texturing for optimal realism.
Known for being one of the friendliest creatures in the ocean, Papo's dolphin figurine is posed in the midst of a playful leap, accurately characterizing the happy, adventurous traits that it is most loved for. Like all PAPO figurines, this Dolphin is made from non-toxic plastic and is BPA and phthalate-free, and is the perfect first piece to kick start any aquatic play collection.
PLAYFUL DOLPHIN FACTS!
• Since dolphins can't breathe underwater, they need to swim up to the ocean's surface to get air. So how do they sleep without drowning? Essentially, dolphins are champion power nappers.
Rather than sleep for several hours at a time, they rest one hemisphere of their brain for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, and they take these "naps" several times each day.
By resting one hemisphere of their brain at a time, dolphins can continue swimming, breathing, and watching for predators 24/7.
• This isn't exactly news, but dolphins are highly social, and scientists are still discovering fascinating details about how the aquatic mammals socialize with one another every day.
After spending over six years tracking 200 bottlenose dolphins in Florida's Indian River Lagoon, Scientists discovered that dolphins actually have 'friends' that they prefer over others.
Instead of spending equal time with the dolphins around them, the animals segregate themselves into cliques; and just like humans, dolphins seem to prefer the company of certain peers more than others.
• Don't let all that friendliness fool you. Some dolphins are trained for combat. The Navy Marine Mammal Program at San Diego's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) trains dozens of bottlenose dolphins to help the U.S. Navy. Thanks to their intelligence, speed, and echolocation skills, dolphins are trained to find enemy swimmers, locate underwater mines, and guard nuclear arsenals.