University Park, Pennsylvania: Skeleton of Old Coaly the Mule

Beloved Penn State mule of the 19th century has his skeleton displayed in a glass case in the 21st century. In the student union, near the fast food mini-outlets.

HUB-Robeson Center

Address:
1 Pollack Rd, University Park, PA
Directions:
On the campus of Penn State University, in the HUB-Robeson Center, on the first floor, near the entrance to Freeman Auditorium.
Phone:
814-865-2000
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Old Coaly, Mascot Mule Skeleton

Before the Nittany Lion there was Old Coaly, a black mule who was the non-official mascot of Penn State University. Old Coaly's articulated skeleton is on public display in a glass case on the campus, so he is not forgotten.

[Truman Eyler, 03/26/2016]

Old Coaly died of old age in 1893. His bones were preserved, then mounted and displayed in a glass case in 2004.


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