Ivan was rescued on Cape San Blas, FL, near the St. Joe Pennisula State Park, shortly after Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

There were five rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) who were beached at that time. All five made it safely to Gulf World Marine
Park, however only 3 survived. Ivan was only about 9 months old at the time, and has flourished during his time
at the Park, becoming one of the trainers, and crowds favorite star!