21 May 2010

World Cup 2010 Mascot

Meet Zakumi the official mascot of World Cup 2010 South Africa. Zakumi is a leopard, a common animal found in South Africa, with green hair wearing a shirt saying South Africa 2010. Zakumi's green and gold colors represents South African national sports' teams colors. His name comes from "ZA", the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for South Africa, and "kumi", a word that means "ten" in various African languages.

Color resembles the color of Brazil's national flag and national football team's official jerseys. Is this a sign that Brazil will bring home the bacon this year? If so that would mean another national celebration as big as the carnival. Wow! That's pretty exciting!

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