SEATTLE – Nearly 600 Washington State University Global Campus online students and family members will gather at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. But the most animalistic WSU representative has been told to stay out.
Is it because WSU mascot Butch T. Cougar is too boisterous? Because he’d scarf up all the food? Because other critters would envy his dance moves?
It’s just to keep everything mellow, said Toni Godwin Sells, zoo events manager: “Seeing Butch walking around could trigger the zoo animals’ predator or prey instinct.”
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