Every FIFA World Cup has its own mascot decided on by the country hosting the event. The mascot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup is a green haired leopard called Zakumi. His names comes from “ZA” which is the international abbreviation for South Africa and the “kumi” which means “10” in several African languages and refer to 2010. On Saturday we visited Greenacres Shopping Centre here in Port Elizabeth and found a Zakumi figure at each entrance. Drama Princess just loves him and I had to get a pic of her with him.

For more info on on Zakumi go to Wikipedia or FIFA.

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  1. Zane

    Did you have to pay to have the photograph taken with Zakumi? Great photograph and somewhat of a memento for your daughter.

  2. Travellin'van

    That's one for the quiz fans Jonker. Great photo. Drama princess looks a little angel.

  3. Firefly

    @Zane, no I didn't have to. They are at the entrances and we just stopped and took the pic.

  4. Feel him, he is here 😉 Thanks for the etymology of the name – I hadn't heard that before!