My favourite fellow from the 2010 World Cup. This is my personal one, and he still has pride of place on the bookshelf in our lounge. To quote Wikipedia: Zakumi the Leopard was the Official MaScoT for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is a cheerful, sporty anthropomorphized leopard with green hair, presented on 22 September 2008. His name comes from "ZA", the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for South Africa, and kumi, a word that means "ten" in several African languages, referencing the year 2010.
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