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Nate, the Walking Whale

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Who says you have to have a sports team to have spirit? Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), a health sciences university that may be one of the only public universities in the nation without athletics, introduced “Nate,” the Walking Whale, as its first-ever mascot during an all-campus picnic on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Nate was greeted by more than 300 faculty, staff and students, as well as mascots from neighboring universities.

Read the press release: Walking Whale Named as Mascot
Photo Gallery: 2013 Campus Picnic and Mascot Unveiling

walkingWhaletypeset.jpgMascot Fun Facts


Name

Nate

Scientific Name

Ambulocetus natans (or Nate for short)

Age

48-50 million years young

Astrological Sign

Pisces

Hometown

Rootstown, Ohio, by way of the Upper Kuldana Formation of Pakistan

Favorite Sports

Running and swimming

Height

About three meters (10 feet) long

Weight

A few tons, but currently on a diet

Favorite Food

Small, extinct animals of prey and krill

Favorite Pastime

Igniting a passion for education, research and service

Questions or comments? Please contact:

Office of Public Relations and Marketing
Phone:  330.325.6673
Email: publicrelations@neomed.edu