The stylized tiger was designed by Kim Hyun as an amicable Amur Tiger, portraying the friendly and hospitable traditions of the Korean people, and the name Hodori was chosen from 2,295 suggestions sent in by the public.
"Ho" is derived from the Korean word for tiger ("horangi", Korean: 호랑이), and "dori" is a diminutive for boys in Korean.
There was also a female tiger named "Hosuni", but she was seldom used.
"Hodori" is also the name of the Korean Tae-Kwon-Do National Demonstration Team, which also uses the Hodori tiger as their symbol.
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