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Indonesia revising 2018 Asian Games mascot after criticism

Indonesia is revising the mascot for the 2018 Asian Games after criticism that the newly unveiled bird-of-paradise looks more like a chicken.

2018 Asian GamesGatot Dewa Broto, a senior official at the Ministry of Youth and Sport, said today that the revision should be finalised over the next two to four months.

The mascot, called Drawa, was launched December 27 and is named after Cendrawasih, the local name of an iconic bird which is only found in Indonesia’s eastern most Papua province, New Guinea, and eastern Australia.

However, many online critics have said the design makes it look more like a chicken than a bird-of-paradise, while others have said the mascot is out of date or just not suitable for such a major event.

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