When an Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin was captured in the wild and sold to an aquarium in South Korea, it seemed like her life, as she knew it, was over.
Little did she know, people were working to free her.
Chunsam and four other dolphins had been caught and sold illegally to aquariums between 2009 and 2010, according to Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project.
Thanks to tireless efforts of advocates on the dolphins' behalf, in 2013 the Korean Supreme Court ruled to release them back to the wild.
Longtime animal advocate Ric O'Barry himself went to South Korea to prepare the dolphins for their release. After a few months of rehabilitation in a sea pen, Chunsam was ready to be free again. She was released in the summer of 2013.