#Pandi, Buenos Aires 2018 mascot

The next Summer Youth Olympics’ Organising Committee has launched its Youth Olympic mascot named #Pandi. Inspired by the jaguar, one of the most emblematic wild cat species found in northern Argentina, the mascot aims to inspire youth to embrace sport as a tool to make the world a better place, while also raising awareness about the species' risk of extinction.

In the animated short, our young jaguar doesn't give up when faced with challenges as it tries to reach the ribbons with colours that symbolise Buenos Aires 2018.  

"Like the young athletes that give their best to qualify for the Games, the Buenos Aires 2018 mascot overcomes all types of adversity to reach its goals", said the president of the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee, Gerardo Werthein.