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Madison, Wisconsin: Bucky Badger

Anthropomorphic mascot of a local university wears a backpack and sweater, sits atop a stack of giant books, and strikes a contemplative pose.

724 Langdon St., Madison, WI
At alumni park, on the south shore of Lake Mendota, between the Memorial Union and the Red Gym.
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Bucky Badger at Alumni Park

The University of Wisconsin-Madison unveiled "Well Red," an approachable Bucky Badger statue, at the official opening of the new Alumni Park on campus on Oct. 6, 2017. Unlike real-life badgers, this one wears a backpack, sits atop a stack of giant books, and strikes a pose reminiscent of "The Thinker" as he stares across Lake Mendota.

Other features of the park include an 80-foot-long "Badger Pride Wall," a seven-foot-tall steel cone known as "The Lantern," and "Progress Point," overlooking Lake Mendota from above. The park is designed to provide a nighttime viewing experience as well.

[Darren LeCount, 10/13/2017]

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