Environmentalists shine World Cup spotlight on "vulnerable" mascot

ReutersPublished: June 17, 20143 views
Published: June 17, 2014

With attention focused on the world's greatest soccer stars in Brazil, conservationists are working hard to promote the plight of the animal being used as the official World Cup mascot. Known as Fuleco on posters and banners throughout the country, the three-banded armadillo is in decline, and conservation groups say FIFA and the Brazilian government should be doing more during the World Cup to ensure the animal's long term survival. Rob Muir reports. Credit to Reuters.

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