Borobi is ready for the Games
MEET Borobi – the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot – who looks like an Aussie Pokemon character based on Blinky Bill.
Designed by Brisbane teacher Merrilyn Krohn, the mascot was revealed this week.
Ms Krohn’s concept was chosen from 4000 entries submitted to a nationwide competition.
Commonwealth Games Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said: “Borobi, the Yugembah language name for koala, is a great mascot, a great way of telling a broader story for the Gold Coast.”
“It’s also a great Queensland symbol.”