Dän and Maju have won the #MascotMonday competition for individual universities ©FISU

Dän and Maju, wild cats from the Universidad Autónoma de Queretaro (UAQ) in Mexico, have won the latest edition of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) "#MascotMonday" competition.

The pair defeated Kuako, a horse from another Mexican establishment, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, in the final of a competition decided by a public vote on social media.

Third place went to Hoepie, a University of Johannesburg hoopoe, which is a bird native to South Africa.

Dän and Maju were named in 2019, inspired by the Otomí language as the state of Querétaro, where the university is based, is home to numerous Hñähñü native groups that speak the language.

Maju is short for majuäni, meaning "truth", and Dän short for dänsu, "honour".

UAQ's moto is "Educate in Truth and Honor".

University sport fans were able to vote for their favourite World University Games mascot last year, with Bravo, the bear mascot from the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade, emerging victorious.

Eight university mascots were chosen for this year's bracket.

Dän and Maju twice defeated Canadian opposition to reach the final.

The pair beat Gaiter, an alligator who represents Bishop's University, in the quarter-finals and recorded a convincing victory over Victor the eagle from Laval University in the semi-finals.