Which university’s mascot is the same as its state’s animal?
University of Minnesota
University of Michigan
Pennsylvania State University
University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin and its state university have both embraced the badger as their official mascot. Wisconsin’s nickname as the Badger State came about in the 1820s as a reference not to the animals, but rather to mineworkers who built underground homes to keep warm in winters (much like badgers do). Thanks to the nickname, the badger became the official state animal in 1957 and appears on the state flag, state seal, and in the state song.
Bucky the Badger has been the official mascot of the University of Wisconsin since 1940, and his nickname also comes from Wisconsin being known as the Badger State. The University of Minnesota’s team mascot is Goldy Gopher, and Minnesota has been nicknamed the Gopher State, but its official state animals are the eastern timber wolf and the white-tailed deer.
Answer: The correct answer is University of Wisconsin