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New Mexico considering live wolf as mascot

Updated: April 23, 2004, 11:44 AM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE -- The University of New Mexico's athletic department is considering using a live silver wolf as a mascot to rev up fans during next season's home football games.

Joe Weiss, an assistant athletic director, said the department will have to consider a number of issues, including safety, before a decision is made.

"There are a lot of things we would need to look at, primarily safety -- the animal's safety and the fans' safety," Weiss said.

The 2-year-old silver wolf, ...

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