Tri-C: Where Triceratops Roam
Sixty-eight million years after last walking the Earth, the Triceratops has reappeared and taken on new life as the mascot of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
Colored in the school’s trademark teal, the Tri-C Triceratops stands as a formidable yet likeable creature unique among mascots.
Students, staff and alumni chose Triceratops as the school’s new mascot during an online September poll that attracted nearly 4,000 votes. With “Tri-C” built into its name, the dinosaur seems ideally suited to represent the College.
Height: 7 feet tall, horns to toes
Tri-C Major: Plant Science and Landscape Technology
Jersey Number: #63, for the year Tri-C opened
Favorite Cartoon: Flintstones
Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite Music: Anything featuring horns
Favorite Food: Partial to salads — really, really big salads
Favorite Off-Campus Spot: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
- One of the largest skulls of any terrestrial vertebrate to ever evolve
- Horns could reach more than three feet in length
- One of the largest of all horned dinosaurs (ceratopsids) ever
- One of the last non-avian dinosaurs that existed
- Most commonly found dinosaur from the hell creek formation in Montana
- Giant, beak-shaped mouth that could cut through tough ferns, cycads and conifers
- Jaws lined with rows of blade-like teeth that power-mulches anything in its mouth
- Frill covered in keratin, so it was likely very colorful
- One of the first known dinosaurs from North America, discovered in Wyoming in 1887. The horns were initially thought to be from an ancient bison.