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We know "Best Week" usually features celebrity pets like Choupette Lagerfeld and canine stars of Keira Knightley films, but we couldn't resist this story out of Brazil.
Before the South American country plays host to the 2016 Summer Olympics, it gets to hold the FIFA World Cup in summer 2014. And what's a sporting event without a great animal mascot?
FIFA recently announced that the tournament's mascot will be the Brazilian three-banded armadillo (or the Tolypeutes tricinctus, for all you nerds out there). The animal is indigenous to Brazil, and World Cup organizers hope a cartoon version of it will shed some light on the endangered species.
Check out this video, and visit the armadillo's website to vote for what you think its name should be.
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