Leo III, Una ranked No. 1 live college mascots

Leo III and Una got more attention than normal last week when TotalProSports.com ranked them No. 1 in the 25 Best Real Mascots in College Football.

Of the 25 schools recognized on the list, UNA is the only school that is not Division I.

But UNA’s lions have been recognized before: Leo II was designated as the nation’s second best mascot by Sports Illustrated.

The 9-year-old sibling lions—who live on campus in the George H. Carroll lion habitat—represent a nearly 40-year history of UNA having the lion as its mascot. They are also the only live lion mascots in the country housed on a university campus.