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  The Mascot

mascot Fact File:

The orang utan is the largest and probably the most intelligent primate in Asia, second only to man. Highly agile and remarkably strong, the orang utan is fascinatingly similar to man in its biological build and character. An adult male can weigh up to 100 kg, reach 1.4 metres stretched upright and has an outstretched arm span of 2.4 metres.

An endearing portrayal of the orang utan which lives in the tropical rainforests of Malaysia, Wira is the official mascot of the Kuala Lumpur 98 - XVI Commonwealth Games.

As our symbolic ambassador of the Games, Wira confidently projects the friendly personality of Malaysia as a host, encapsulating the traditionally warm nature of our people, our nation and our land.

Meaning Warrior in the local language, Wira characterizes charm, intelligence, and sporting ability.

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The festivities and culture of the Games are accented as Wira displays its agility in athletics, badminton, boxing, cricket, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, lawn bowls, ten pin bowling, netball, rugby, shooting, squash, swimming and weightlifting.



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