Panama was in the same pool as Winter. Named after Panama City, where she was found, she was Winter’s surrogate mother. She seemed very friendly.
Panama kept showing off her tail. She seemed to be saying “I have a tail, see!”
This is Hope, found in December of 2010. Her mother had died. She was found on the night of The Dolphin Tale wrap party so the dolphin volunteer rescue team had to leave the party early to rescue Hope.
Close up of Winter.
Winter is now in the inside pool so the lighting and shadows made it hard to get a good shot of her. She did not have on her prosthetic tail while I was there.
Hazel’s houseboat sits right next to the parking lot.
I hadn’t been to see Winter since the movie had been released. The last time I was there, the movie had been made but hadn’t come out yet. If you haven’t seen Winter’s Dolphin Tale, you should. I have seen it several times and still shed a tear at the end. If you’re in the Tampa Bay area, stop by and see Winter. But, go early on a school day. It gets crowded fast. You can see Winter live here at Winter’s Webcam. You can also check out my last post about Winter here.