The Bronzed Bengal Tiger Statue

The Bronzed Bengal Tiger Statue located on the Quarter Mile, across from the Eastman Quad,
was created by sculptor Duff Wehle. The tiger statue is a representation of Spirit, the Bengal tiger
cub RIT adopted as its first mascot in 1963. The statue was commissioned by RIT students and
made its debut on campus on November 10, 1989. Since then, it has been an important landmark
at RIT, serving as a meeting place, photo prop and guardian of the Quarter Mile. Despite years of
typical wear and tear, the statue has not lost any of its defining features and looks just as good today
as it did back in 1989.


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