Each Copa América since 1987 has its own mascot. Gardelito, the mascot for the 1987 competition, was the first Copa América mascot. The mascot designs show some representing a characteristic feature (costume, flora, fauna, etc.) of the host country.
The Copa América mascot is frequently one or more anthropomorphic characters targeted at children with cartoon shows and other merchandise released to coincide with the competition.
|Argentina 1987||Gardelito||A handsome, manly little doll representing the famous tango singer Carlos Gardel, an Argentine idol.|
|Brazil 1989||Tico||A rufous-bellied thrush in Brazil reserve blue kit.|
|Chile 1991||Guaso||A Drawing of a huaso with the colors of the flag of Chile.|
|Ecuador 1993||Choclito||A Corn with the colors of the flag of Ecuador.|
|Uruguay 1995||Torito||A Bull with the Uniform of Uruguay|
|Bolivia 1997||Tatu||A nine-banded armadillo.|
|Paraguay 1999||Tagua||A type of wild boar, a symbol of the Gran Chaco region with an arid and hostile climate.|
|Colombia 2001||Ameriko||An alien in the same colors of the Flag of Colombia.|
|Peru 2004||Chasqui||Chasquis were messengers of the Inca empire, well known for their athleticism — chasquis used to run around 240 km per day.|
|Venezuela 2007||Guaky||A scarlet macaw, a bird representative of Venezuela. He wore the traditional jersey Venezuela national football team burgundy and football shoes. Under their wings the characteristic tricolor national flag, with its eight stars on their wings.|
|Argentina 2011||Tangolero||An American rhea (ñandú). Its name is a portmanteau which combines the words tango and gol (Spanish for goal); a literal translation could be Tangoaler.|
|Chile 2015||Zincha||A young culpeo fox, was unveiled on 17 November 2014. The name of the mascot was chosen by the public over two other options, "Andi" and "Kul".|
|Brazil 2019||Zizito||a capybara mascot was unveiled on 5 April 2019 and first seen on Brazilian TV network Rede Globo, the big rodent is friendly with all other animals. The name was decided on 12 April 2019 naming "Zizito" after legendary Brazilian footballer Zizinho, over one option "Capibi".|