National Museum of Korea

Ben Jackson
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Cultural Relic or Comeback Cat? In Search of the Korean Tiger

Soaring over stadiums, strutting around in opening ceremonies, masquerading as a soft toy and featured on a thousand pieces of merchandise — meet Soohorang, white tiger and official mascot of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Cute, furry and gender-neutral, Soohorang is the kind of well-bred animal that would carry your granny’