The Rio 2016 Olympic Games mascot was born from the great explosion of joy that took place when Rio de Janeiro won the right to host the Games, on 2 October 2009. He is a combination inspired by
the different animals of our country. As a result, he brings together the abilities of many of them: the agility of felines, the swagger of apes and the lightness of birds.
With his keen sense of smell, he is able to sniff out exciting adventures and discover clues to solve great mysteries. His amazing hearing allows him to discover where the liveliest fans are. He can imitate the voice of any animal, multiplying his communication power. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games mascot is a veritable blend of Brazilian fauna.