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Zippy, the mascot of The University of Akron

Zippy is the marsupial mascot for The University of Akron and the winner of the 2007 national Capital One Mascot of the Year Challenge. To win the mascot challenge, Zippy went furry head to furry head against various birds of prey, mammals and nonhuman objects from other universities.

Buoyed by thousands of votes from UA fans and others, Zippy went undefeated during the 13-week contest and proudly accepted the winner’s green jacket during halftime of the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1, 2008 in Orlando. Zippy also brought home $10,000 for a scholarship fund.

Request a Zippy appearance!

Zippy can be requested to make any appearances at your event or gathering. If you would like to request Zippy please see details, prices, and request form here

Thank you for your interest!