The newest live buffalo mascot of the University of Colorado was unveiled on Wednesday. She will make her debut on Friday, when CU football will once again start the new season of Ed McCaffrey and Folsom Field’s Northern Colorado Bears.
School is at A video on twitter Narrated by CU alumni and ESPN broadcaster Chris Fowler.
Pride and tradition.
Welcome to the herd, Ralphi VI. pic.twitter.com/jx78Z5c8DF
-Colorado Buffalo (@CUBuffs) September 1, 2021
Fowler said in the video: “She inspired our souls to greatness, our pride and the magic of tradition through a spirit of running.” “So run, Ralph, run.”
-Colorado Buffalo Football Team (@CUBuffsFootball) September 1, 2021
The 15-month-old Ralphie VI succeeded Ralphie V, who retired after working with CU for 12 years. According to the school, the newcomer weighed less than 500 pounds. Her predecessors have grown to about 1,300 pounds. She was born on May 27, 2020 at the ranch of CU alumni Will Isham, north of Chadron, Nebraska, where she became an orphan after her mother rejected her, but was later adopted and partially raised by a beef cow.
In November 2020, the Isham family donated her to the school.
“This will be a very special moment in our Ralphi history, because Ralphi VI made his debut to kick off our 2021 season,” CU Sports Director Rick George said at a press conference. “Colorado football is synonymous with Ralfie, and I am very happy to continue this tradition with Ralfie VI as the best tradition in college sports.”