Hope (dolphin)

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SpeciesTursiops truncatus
BornOctober 2010 (2010-10) (age 10)
Years active2010–present
Known forBeing the youngest dolphin at CMA, only 6 years old

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


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. Hope currently resides in the same tank as Winter, and starred in Dolphin Tale 2, a sequel to the original movie which dramatized her rescue.

When she was discovered on the beach in the 2014 film Dolphin Tale 2, Hope is with Winter, another dolphin, who was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in December 2005. Hope was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, USA, in 2010. The trailer for Dolphin Tale 2 was attached to the theatrical release of How to Train Your Dragon 2 on June 13, 2014. The first film, Dolphin Tale, came to theaters back in 2011 and the sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, was released on September 12, 2014.