FIFA World Cup 2010: Zakumi – the mascot

Mascot World Cup 2010With only 195 days until the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off it is time to introduce the 2010 World Cup mascot, a green-haired leopard called Zakumi.
Zakumi gets its name from a combination of South Africa’s country code ‘ZA’ and ‘kumi’, meaning ‘ten’ (like in 2010) in several African languages.
Find out here how Zakumi leapt into prominence, what makes him so special and why he is so popular among South Africans.

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