Zakumi is the Official Mascot for the 2010 FIFA [Football - Soccer] World Cup.
- He's a leopard with green hair.
- "Zakumi" is a composition of "Za" coming from South Africa's international country code (ZA) and "Kumi", which translates translates into ‘10' in various languages across Africa.
- The green and yellow (gold) colours match the colours used in most South African sport uniforms.
- Creator of the design is Andries Odendaal from Cape Town.
- Mascot costume produced by Cora Simpson of Cora's Costumes.
- Zakumi was conceived on the 16th of June, 1994.
- 1994 is also the year of South Africa's democracy.
- The 16th June also coincides with Youth Day in South Africa.
Image Credit - Above by Shine 2010 - 2010 World Cup good news
Image Credit - Above Right by Galaxy fm
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