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A local citizens’ group that teamed up with a U.S.-based animal protection organization tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to capture and “rescue” Tama-chan, a seal who has taken up residence in Yokohama’s Katabira River.

About 20 Japanese and foreign members of the U.S.-based Marine Animal Lifeline and the local group, which says it wants to protect the seal, tried to catch the popular Tama-chan.

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