Hope (dolphin)

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SpeciesCommon bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Bornc. October 2010
Known forStarring as herself in Dolphin Tale 2
ResidenceClearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater, Florida

Hope (born 2010) is a bottlenose dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida, USA.[1] She is the subject of the film Dolphin Tale 2, a dramatization of her story and the continuing story of Winter from Dolphin Tale. Hope was found in the Indian River Lagoon of Florida December 11, 2010, by a local fisherman, and taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium where she resides today. [2]


On December 11, 2010, Hope was discovered in the shallows of Indian River Lagoon as an orphaned 2-month-old calf, still attempting to nurse from her mother, who had died after becoming beached. It was ultimately determined that Hope did not make a good candidate for release because she had not learned the necessary survival skills.[citation needed] Hope had resided at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida,[1] in the same tank as Winter, who died on November 11, 2021, and starred in Dolphin Tale 2, a sequel to the original movie which dramatized her rescue, which was released on September 12, 2014.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Exhibits: Animals". Clearwater Marine Aquarium. 2015. Archived from the original on November 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Hope the Dolphin". Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Retrieved 8 April 2022.