Eddie Knox recounts his efforts to bring a live wolf mascot to NC State. Interview on October 31, 2012. (1:50)

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This was one of the highlights-I decided that NC State needed a wolf mascot, 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:06.039
so I set out to raise the money and I went over and spoke to the gentleman who built Cameron Village 00:00:06.039 - 00:00:14.498
and asked him if he would loan me eight hundred dollars so I could build a fence, a lot, and buy a wolf. 00:00:14.498 - 00:00:23.898
We got a wolf from Canada, and my intentions were to sell five-dollar passes to students to help name the wolf. 00:00:23.898 - 00:00:34.273
So he loaned me the money. I got the wolf and took the wolf to the veterinarian and they gave it a bunch of shots. It killed it. 00:00:34.273 - 00:00:44.923
So here the student class coming in when I'm president of the student body, and we have no wolf. 00:00:44.923 - 00:00:52.177
Finally I get one out of the Philadelphia Zoo, and bring him in and we were able to raise eight hundred and fifty dollars, enough for me to go pay that off. 00:00:52.177 - 00:01:02.627
We kept him in a fence and took him to the games. They named him Lobo, which means wolf, but we raised eight hundred and fifty dollars getting people to give him a name. 00:01:02.627 - 00:01:14.248
We took him to the games, we had one picture made of him eating a ram that had its throat cut, 00:01:14.248 - 00:01:21.908
and somebody let Lobo out and I've never seen him since. 00:01:21.908 - 00:01:26.439
Well, it was enlightening to me to put something together with no money on my own that depended upon these students coming and whether they would have the esprit de corps to give the money, and they did, so that was fun. 00:01:26.439 - 00:01:43.471

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