Arkansas’s Beloved Animal Mascot, Tusk, Died This Week

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Sports Illustrated

By Daniel Chavkin The hog had been serving as the mascot since 2019. Tusk V, Arkansas University’s live mascot, died on Sunday from natural causes. He was four years old. The fifth live mascot in the scool’s history, Tusk V served the program from 2019 to ’22 following the retirement of his father, Tusk IV, and he will be succeeded by his brother, Tusk VI. Arkansas first introduced the Tusk mascot in the 1990s with Tusk I and have kept the honor in the Tusk family ever since. The Tusk mascot primarily appears on the sidelines of Arkansas football home games, and occasionally attends other spor…

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