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Wilbur T. Wildcat Through the Years

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Rufus Arizona, a live bobcat, was introduced to UA in 1915, after the UA President Rufus Bernard Von KleinSmid. Decades later, in 1959, Wilbur the Wildcat was created and made his debut at a football game against Texas Tech. Today, the UA mascot walks alongside Wilma the Wildcat, and is portrayed by two UA students.

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