One may be surprised to know that the Brazilian armadillo was declared extinct in the 1990s but was rediscovered in eastern Brazil. From a distance, the Brazilian armadillo looks quite a bit like a soccer ball and it can roll like a ball to defend itself.
The mascot name ‘Fuleco,’ has been created by joining the words for soccer (“futbol”) and ecology (“ecologia”) and FIFA has donated some funds for the welfare of the armadillo and its habitat in Brazil. The FIFA mascot has got the nickname ‘tatu-bola’ in Brazil.
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