Meet Borobi, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot
BOROBI the blue koala has been announced as the official mascot for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Merrilyn Krohn's design of the surfing marsupial was picked from 4000 entries in a national competition.
The ABC reports that Borobi arrived on Burleigh Beach by helicopter in front of a crowd of hundreds this morning.
He joins the ranks of previous characters like Clyde the Thistle from Glasgow 2014, Shera the royal Bengal tiger from Delhi 2010, and Karak the south-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo from Melbourne 2006.
Borobi's key features include his blue fur and coloured ears, crimson nose, sunscreen, Indigenous markings on hands and feet, and one thumb on each paw.
Today also marks two years until the Games open.