Mascot Of The Day 11-27


Today’s mascot comes to us from the University of Montana.  He is modeled after a grizzly bear, in reference to the nickname of the university’s athletic teams, the Grizzlies.  He is Monte the Bear.  Montana used to use live bear cubs as their mascots.  However, live bears cubs were visibly uncomfortable during games, especially as the crowd grew loud. They would often be held in chains.  Outside the sports arenas, the bears were occasionally subject to kidnappings, publicity hoaxes, and animal rights protests. One ran away successfully.  Following a particularly poor football season in 1956, a rumor started that the school was euthanizing the bears


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