had a jaguar, now it is 'eagel'(unspecified species).
Mascots seem to be mostly perfunctory animals.
With all the wonderful animals in California, wouldn't it
be wonderful if schools actually 'adopted' a native
animal, studied it on Earth Day or built projects around
it. There could be newts, raccoons, alameda whip snakes...
Schools could have competitions for T-shirts designs
instead of getting commercial, run-of-the-mill designs.
Kudos to Santa Cruz for adopting the banana slug!