5. Wilbur and Wilma (Arizona)
Dec 31, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats mascot Wilbur the Wildcat against the Boise State Broncos in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl at Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
From 1915 until the mid-1960’s the University of Arizona used a live bobcat named Rufus Arizona, named after university president Rufus von KleinSmid as their mascot.
In 1959 Wilbur made his first appearance at football games and was a huge hit for the Wildcat fans. Wilbur’s wife Wilma was then brought around in 1986.
The students inside the Wilbur and Wilma costumes are kept a secret until the final home basketball game of the season, just like Butch T. Cougar from Washington State.
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