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Inclusa
2014-Jul-02, 06:17 AM
Armadillos and pangolins are intriguing critters, and they are "cute" to some people.
With Fuleco the armadillo, many children may picture armadillos as cute critters.
(OK, Fuleco is cartoonized, but armadillos are still intriguing critters.)
I remembered someone having a real encounter with armadillos.

Noclevername
2014-Jul-02, 06:18 AM
Who is Fuleco?

Inclusa
2014-Jul-02, 06:39 AM
Fuleco is the Brazil World Cup Mascot
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NEOWatcher
2014-Jul-02, 03:06 PM
Fuleco is the Brazil World Cup Mascot
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That's an armadillo?

That is far enough away from a real armadillo that if a kid familiar with the character wouldn't even equate it to seeing a real one.

This (http://agoodgoodbye.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/pearls-armadillo-mourning.jpg) would be closer.

Inclusa
2014-Jul-03, 06:23 AM
Yep, this is way closer to the real armadillo, but anthropomorphism is an ongoing phenomenon; it is perhaps as old as humans.
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While the Sydney Olympics feature anthropomorphic mascots, they still resemble the original animals they represent; Fuleco is barely recognizable as an armadillo.

NEOWatcher
2014-Jul-03, 01:16 PM
Yep, this is way closer to the real armadillo, but anthropomorphism is an ongoing phenomenon; it is perhaps as old as humans.
Well, it does help when designing a mascot costume (http://www.biodiverseperspectives.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/mascot.jpg). :D