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!