Okay - the cougar cub is real cute... I mean REAL CUTE! But this is the lamest thing ever. UofH used to have a live cougar mascot. So in trying to bring that back they "partnered" with the zoo and will have LIVE SCREEN SHOTS of this new "Shasta" at sporting events... huh?
Quoted in the article: "For the last 20 years or so, UH alumni have been looking forward to the day when we could have a live cougar to identify with as one of our own and this great new partnership with the Houston Zoo is a perfect fit,” said Michael Pede, president of the University of Houston Alumni Association".
Yea... some how I don't think this is what Cougar High alumni were wishing for... one LOCKED UP in the zoo.