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Karak, the 2006 Games MascotCommonwealth Games Mascots

Mascots for the Commonwealth Games were first introduced by the host country in 1978. They are now an integral part of the promotion and commercial success of the Commonwealth Games.

 

List of Each Mascot

Year

City

Mascot

1978

Edmonton

Keyano, a Swan Hills Grizzly Bear; Keyano is a Cree Indian word which means unity and brotherhood

1982

Brisbane

Matilda, the Kangaroo

1986

Edinburgh

Mac, a black "Scottie" dog

1990

Auckland

Goldie the Kiwi bird

1994

Victoria

Klee Wyck, an Orca (Killer) Whale

1998

Kuala Lumpur

Wira, the Orang Utan

2002

Manchester

Kit, a Cat

2006

Melbourne

Karak, a south-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne) .

2010

Delhi

Shera, a Royal Bengal Tiger.

The mascot is depicted wearing a white sporting jersey and blue shorts. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. The mascot embodies values that the Indian nation is proud of: majesty, courage, power and grace.

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