Our Beloved Sagehen at its Finest

By now, I’m sure we are all familiar with our lovely mascot, the sagehen.  That adorable blue and orange bird that can be seen all around campus during sporting events or first-year orientation.  But I think it’s time to reveal the true nature of the bird behind the blue and orange feathers.The male sagehen, or sage-grouse, is especially known for its unique mating rituals.  The video speaks for itself.

Sage-Grouse Mating Display

It is my hope that from this video you have acquired a new-found appreciation for the sagehen.  Next time you want to go on a date, just be glad you don’t have to puff up sacks of air in your chest to impress your lady friend.