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Mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympics, left, and Paralympics pose for a photo in Rio de Janeiro. They represent Brazilian fauna and flora.
Alex Ferro, Rio 2016 / AP Photo

Mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympics, left, and Paralympics pose for a photo in Rio de Janeiro. They represent Brazilian fauna and flora.

Rio 2016 Olympics, Paralympics mascots appear in public

A yellow cat-like figure, which also combines elements of monkeys and birds, is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The mascot for the Rio Paralympics is a mopped-headed doll with leafy hair.

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