10 Cutest Real-Life College Mascots

Most colleges have some sort of mascot, with a student dressing up in a costume, but what about real honest-to-goodness animals representing a school?

1. Miss Reveille at Texas A&M University

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There have been many “Reveilles” through the years, and most of them have been purebred Rough Collies and female. The first Reveille was adopted by students in 1931. As the highest ranking member of the Corps of Cadets, she is the only bearer of five silver diamonds.

2. Mike the Tiger at Louisiana State University

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Mike the Tiger has been around since 1935, but he’s gotten tech-savvier through the years. If you want to see what he’s up to, there’s a Tiger Cam on his personal website (that’s right—-he has his own website).

3. Dubs at the University of Washington

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Spoiler alert: He’s not a Husky, despite being the mascot of the Huskies. He’s an Alaskan Malamute, and he has his own blog.

4. Blue II at Butler University

This little English bulldog lived a long and full life before passing away in September 2013. Blue II gained national fame during Butler’s men’s basketball championship games in 2010 and 2011. Long live Blue II.

5. Rameses the Ram at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Rameses the ram is a fixture on the sidelines at UNC football games, with his painted blue horns.

6. Smokey at the University of Tennessee

This Bluetick Coonhound is a frat dog, cared for by the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity on campus. In 2012, a book was published about the history of “Smokey.”

7. Zeke the Wonder Dog at Michigan State University

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Zeke is known for his Frisbee-catching talent during halftime shows at Michigan State University football games. He’s been doing this since the late 1970s (of course, there have been many “he’s” through the years).

8. Peruna at Southern Methodist University

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This black shetland pony has been present at every SMU football game since 1932.

9. Owls at Rice University

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Sammy the Owl may be the official university mascot, but in 2011, he had some competition with these three adorable baby owls.

10. Black Bears at Baylor University

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Lady and Joy are North American black bears that live on campus at the Bill & Eva Williams Bear Habitat.

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