Who is Shasta?

Shasta is the University of Houston mascot. The first Shasta arrived on campus in 1947. The fifth Shasta died in 1989. She was the last live cougar mascot. All but the first Shasta were raised in captivity. For more information about Shasta and other University of Houston traditions, see the links below.

UH Through Time: People


The Daily Cougar
News Online
Monday, August 23, 1999


Created: May 31, 2002 - 4:57am Updated: Sep 27, 2018 - 6:24am Author: UH Contact Center Article: 105
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