Tusk V Makes his Debut as the Newest Generation of Razorback Living Mascot

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Chances are, you have heard someone say they were “Born to be a Razorback!” However, few, if any, can lay claim to that statement more than Tusk V, the newest generation of the University of Arkansas’ live mascot program.

Tusk V was literally born to be the Razorback. Taking over for his father, Tusk IV, who retired following the 2019 NCAA Baseball Super Regional at Baum-Walker Stadium, Tusk V debuted as the University of Arkansas’ official live mascot at the opening football game of the 2019 season.

“Earlier this fall, Tusk V arrived on campus to carry on the longstanding legacy of the live mascot program at the University of Arkansas,”  said Hunter Yurachek, vice chancellor and director of athletics. “Thanks to the tremendous loving care and extraordinary commitment of the Keith and Julie Stokes family, this beloved University of Arkansas tradition continues much to the delight of Razorbacks everywhere. The live mascot program is an integral part of our Razorback heritage. After all, we are ONE state rallied around ONE Razorback!”

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


Amy Schlesing, director of science and research communications
University Relations
479-575-3033, amys@uark.edu


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