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CU to retire Ralphie V

Ralphie V, Buffalo, Mascot, Colorado Universtiy
Posted at 2:51 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 16:54:28-05

BOULDER (AP) — The University of Colorado Boulder has announced that the school’s live buffalo mascot Ralphie V will retire.

The Daily Camera reports that the announcement came Tuesday after the 13-year-old buffalo did not lead the football team onto Folsom Field in the last two games.

The university has not yet found a replacement.

University officials say Ralphie V is in great health and receives regular check-ups but was not showing the same consistency as in previous years citing safety concerns for her and her handlers.

Officials say Ralphie V came to the university in 2007 and has since led the team in 76 games.

Officials say she will live on her ranch alongside a companion buffalo.

She is the fifth buffalo in the Ralphie program, which launched in 1967.


Information from: Daily Camera,