Not all mascots are created equal. Some are just inherently more adorable than others. Some universities go for adorable, some go for fearsome and others go for complete absurdity—I'm looking at you: UC Santa Cruz, the fightin' Banana Slugs.
Now, I enjoy the goofballs dressed up in furry costumes as much as the next person, but they aren't nearly as cute as some of the live animal mascots. Although, they do tend to be more entertaining and far less controversial.
But still...not as cute. Let's take a look at 25 of the cutest live animal mascots in college sports.