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#051 Naval Academy Welcomes New Mascot - Bill 37

  POSTED ON: Monday, November 14, 2016 5:32 PM by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Naval Academy recently welcomed a new goat to the mascot herd, Bill XXXVII (37).

Bill 37 is from the same farm as Bill 36 and Bill 35. After the recent death of Bill 35 due to illness, the Naval Academy and goat caretakers determined that it would be best for Bill 36 to have a shipmate next to him on the sidelines to keep morale high.

Bill 37 traveled by air from Texas to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and was transported to the goat mascot residence; an undisclosed location. The goat caretakers have reported that Bill 37 is acclimating well to Navy life as a “mascot in training” and is already full of spunk, energy and vitriol towards Army.

Bill 34 and Bill 33 are still alive and well and enjoying their retirement. It is anticipated that Bill 37 will wait until 2017 to make his debut on the sidelines.

More Info:

  • Naval Academy goat caretaker’s names and the location where the goats are kept are not identified in order to maintain the safety and security of the live mascots.
  • Bill 35 and his brother, 36, were donated to the Naval Academy in August 2015.
  • All of the Navy goats are Angora goats.
  • The current (36, 37) and retired (33, 34) mascots reside at the same location.

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