Top Animal Mascots

teamlogosIt’s a jungle out there! Just take a look at playing fields across the country and you’ll see everything from tigers and bears to terrapins and javelinas. Yep, we’re talking team mascots. And like any pet-loving sports fan will tell you, the mascot is the real face of the franchise.

So, we combed the grounds of every pro sports team in the U.S., as well as Division l and 2 NCAA schools to find the king of the mascot jungle. It looks like Cats Rule! Here’s how the rest of the animals rank:

Top 10 Animal Mascots (with totals)

1. Cats – 55
2. Birds – 51
3. Canines – 35
4. Cattle/Livestock – 15
5. Bears – 14
6. Horses – 12
7(T). Reptiles – 5
7(T). Bees/Hornets – 5
7(T). Badgers/Beavers – 5
8. Fish – 4
9. Hogs – 2
10. Gorillas – 1

Specific Team & League Totals:

BIG CATS – 55
14 Tigers – MLB / NCAA (Includes Blue Tigers,
Golden Tigers, etc.)
8 Panthers – NFL / NHL / NCAA
8 Wildcats – NCAA
8 Lions – NFL / NCAA
5 Cougars –NCAA
4 Bearcats – NCAA
3 Bobcats – NBA / NCAA
1 Pumas – NCAA
1 Jaguars – NFL
1 Bengals – NFL
1 Lynx – WNBA
1 Mountain Lions – NCAA

BIRDS – 51
11 Eagles – NFL / NCAA
7 Cardinals – NFL / MLB / NCAA
7 Falcons – NFL / NCAA
7 Hawks – NBA / NCAA
5 Owls –NCAA
2 Ducks – NHL / NCAA
1 Seahawks – NFL
2 Skyhawk – NCAA
1 Riverhawks – NCAA
1 Orioles – MLB
1 Blue Jays – MLB
1 Pelicans – NBA
1 Penguins – NHL
1 Jayhawks – NCAA
1 Gamecocks – NCAA
1 Peacocks – NCAA
1 Ravens – NFL

CANINES – 35
12 Bulldogs – NCAA
6 Huskies – NCAA
5 Wolves – NCAA
3 Greyhounds – NCAA
2 TimberWolves – NBA / NCAA
2 Wolf Pack – NCAA
1 Coyotes – NHL
1 Wolverines – NCAA
1 ThunderWolves – NCAA
1 Hoyas – NCAA
1 Lobos – NCAA

CATTLE/LIVESTOCK – 15
7 Rams – NFL / NCAA
3 Bulls – NBA / NCAA
2 Buffaloes – NCAA
1 Bison – NCAA
1 Bucks – NBA
1 Long Horns – NCAA

BEARS – 14
9 Bears – NFL / NCAA (includes golden bears)
2 Grizzlies – NBA / NCAA
2 Bruins – NHL / NCAA
1 Cubs – MLB

HORSES – 12
4 Broncos – NFL / NCAA
4 Mustangs – NCAA
1 Mules – NCAA
1 Bronchos – NCAA
1 Thorobreds – NCAA
1 Colts – NFL

REPTILES – 5
1 Diamonbacks – MLB
1 Raptors – NBA
1 Gators – NCAA
1 Terrapins – NCAA
1 Horned Frogs – NCAA

BADGERS/BEAVERS – 5
3 Beavers – NCAA
1 Golden Gophers – NCAA
1 Badgers – NCAA

BEES/HORNETS – 5
4 Yellow Jackets – NCAA
1 Hornets – NCAA

FISH – 4
1 Dolphins – NFL
1 Marlins – MLB
1 Rays – MLB
1 Sharks – NHL

HOGS – 2
1 Razorback – NCAA
1 Javelinas – NCAA

PRIMATES – 1
1 Gorillas – NCAA