One Of The WTAMU Live Mascots-In-Training Has Died

One of West Texas A&M University’s two live mascots-in-training has died.

The calf known affectionately as “Lightning” was euthanized after he developed complications following a routine husbandry procedure performed this week by the University veterinarian.

Mater, the other buffalo calf being trained as the official mascot, did not have any complications and is healing well from his procedure.

The Herdsmen will continue to train Mater to serve as Thunder XIV, the latest in a line of live WT mascots.