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  • Dolphin Jedori Returned Home to the Sea
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 239]

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    A while ago, Jedori
    the dolphin became the focus of attention. Are you interested in what happened
    to him? At 11: 15 tonight (August 18), a special SBS TV program titled Jedori’s
    Happy Return Home will cover the story. Pop singer Lee Hyo-ri will do the narration.


    The following is part
    of the SBS’s press release about Jedori:

    This is a record of a
    year-long project for returning Jedori, which has lived in the Seoul Grand Park
    in Gwacheon, to his home, the sea off Jeju Island.

    Jedori was a mascot at the Seoul Grand
    Gwacheon. In 2011, reports surfaced that he was captured illegally, and
    people asserted that he should be returned home. 


    Today, two years have
    passed. What happened to him? In July 2011, a dolphin show business was
    reported to have caught Jedori illegally and sold him to Seoul Grand Park.
    Civic organizations stressed that Jedori should be returned home to the sea. In
    March 2012, Mayor of Seoul, Park Won Soon decided to follow the civic
    organizations’ clamor.