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REAL Owl Burrow at the New Stadium

Although most people like the idea of expanding the school I can't help but wonder what about the owls for which we are named.

Has there ever been a suggestion that there be an exhibit similar to what they have at the Palm Beach Zoo where there would be injured or otherwise abandoned Burrowing Owls so people could see (behind a fence or something) our mascot and we could provide a home for them.  Even if they weren't injured but if we were able to relocate a burrow so that there was an exhibit that they could get out and do their usual hunting and people could see them.

I always loved seeing them on campus and I am concerned that once all the new improvements are complete they will have moved elsewhere.

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even though i am sure this thread will be moved, i do like this idea, Ive actually thought about it too, i guess planners just think alike, one of my favorite things about classes at night in Davie is walking through the parking lot past the nest in the middle, even though i haven't seen any there in a few months, i even looked it up one time and some exhibit in the the north west said it costs a couple hundred dollars a year per owl, its not that bad

other schools have their animal mascots on campus, why not us, the only problem i see is that our mascot is so small and not very fierce, but it is still cool
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der said

other schools have their animal mascots on campus, why not us, the only problem i see is that our mascot is so small and not very fierce, but it is still cool

Same as a cardinal or an oriole. It has some meaning to the campus. Thats why they are our chosen mascot. Who has seen any golden panthers walking around Sweetwater? If you see a golden panther anywhere, take a picture of it, it could be worth some money.

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der said

other schools have their animal mascots on campus, why not us, the only problem i see is that our mascot is so small and not very fierce, but it is still cool

Not as fierce?  Other schools that are called The "Hawks" never get **** for it.  I think a Hawk and an Owl are almost one in the same.  Would you rather be called a gopher or a terrapin?
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dont get me wrong, i love the idea, but you have to admit that if they are by the stadium that visitors walking by will make fun of it, my own mom makes fun of it
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Stiff upper lip owl, don't pay attention to what they are saying ;D

If they are going to make fun of a little bird, they aren't fans anyways so they probably have been making fun of us anyways, I think the bird could handle it.

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I think we will eventually eat up all the land and build the Owl habitat out of guilt, although we'll say it's a
pride/educational measure.

Honestly, it's a really good idea to build a specific exhibit – or maybe even expand on it to have the biggest Owl-only exhibit in the U.S., with multiple owls – but until FAU's back is against the wall, they'll never finance it.

Maybe it should be suggested as a future Senior Class Gift?

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How about c/o 2009's gift to the Innovation Village

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SeminOWL2006 said

How about c/o 2009's gift to the Innovation Village

Possible but we still have plenty of open owl burrow land (like the area south of the existing student apartments). Also, I don't know how it works for the Obelisk because it's supposed to have four sides, with each side from a different year's class: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

As a result, I don't know if that means no gift until 2012 after the Obelisk or not. Personally, at this point I would rather see a Senior Class Gift for Innovation Village be a Schnellenberger statue with an owl on his shoulder.

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