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Laugh-Out Loud Cats artist creates New York park mascot

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The New York Times' City Room notes the choice of the New York City Parks and Recreation's official mascot – Pearl the Squirrel. [strawdog/furryne.ws]

According to Disney Interactive artist Adam Koford, Pearl beat several feathered competitors:

We almost went with an owl, or one of the hawks that live alongside Central Park, but the squirrel was a bit funner to draw.

Furry fans might know Adam as the creator of the Laugh-Out Loud Cats (archive), a pair of anthropomorphic feline hobos drawn in early 20th-century style who use 21st-century Internet slang. He also illustrated the HTTP 4xx status errors (available in poster form).

Update: Pearl in fursuit form.

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