Bearcat

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HISTORY OF THE BEARCAT MASCOT

LUCY THE BINTURONG
In April 2008, the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens brought the Bearcat back to Cincinnati. The baby binturong was born January 17, 2008. In a public naming contest held by the Cincinnati Zoo, the young Bearcat was named Lucy.

Lucy attends a handful of UC sporting events throughout the year and can typically be found on Sheakley Lawn prior to Cincinnati home football games.

Alice, the former Zoo bearcat, cheered for the University of Cincinnati from the mid-'80s to late '90s. Alice lived at the Cincinnati Zoo and was a regular attraction at UC's home football and basketball games for nearly 13 years. In her time at the Cincinnati Zoo, Alice was somewhat of a star herself. She met a number of celebrities including David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Prince Charles, and Newt Gingrich.