In reviving the live animal tradition, Boston College joins the ranks of more than two dozen colleges with live animal mascots from bulldogs and ponies to lions and tigers.
"They usually always have an audience, no matter what time you go around," she says.
For student athletes, the mascots are a source of motivation.
Owned by the World Bird Sanctuary, the 9 year old bird is the school's first live mascot since 1966.
Louisiana State University has a similar setup for another type of cat: a 500 pound tiger named Mike, its sixth consecutive live mascot since 1936.
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"This is a huge opportunity for environmental education," says BC senior Olivia Nowinski, who interned at the Philadelphia Zoo this summer. "Everybody loves seeing an animal, but more than just getting people ready for a game it's about introducing people to a species they might not normally encounter or appreciate."
visiting football teams in LSU's stadium or lounging in his Adidas Eqt Boost King Push For Sale
The University of North Alabama permanently houses two lions siblings Leo and Una in an enclosure tucked between Adidas Men's Energy Boost the school's administrative building and presidential residence.
Boston College joined the ranks of many other universities who have live mascots when they received a bald eagle this month. Students are Adidas High Tops Cheap
Daniel Munyer, a football player at the University of Colorado Boulder, says the first time he ran onto the field behind his school's mascot a buffalo named Ralphie he got the chills.
excited, but animal rights activists are upset.
Sophomore Kelsey Hyche says it's almost impossible to walk around campus without seeing the pair, although they sleep most of the day.
15,000 square foot, $3.2 million dollar habitat on campus.
Bald eagle at Boston College newest of many live college mascots
For the first time in 47 years, a live bald eagle is inspiring students and fans before home football games at Boston College.
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