PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University has asked a Canadian high school to stop using an owl mascot that looks very much like its own.
Temple officials said Thursday that the school in Kelowna, British Columbia, has agreed to change its symbol.READ MORE: 2 Killed In Camden County Crash Involving Fire Truck
The Kelowna Daily Courier reports that the local high school’s scowling bird was virtually identical to Temple’s Hooter the Owl.
Kelowna Secondary School began using the symbol in 2002, after Temple had trademarked its image. It’s not clear how the mascots ended up looking alike.READ MORE: Carjackings In Philadelphia Have Nearly Tripled Since 2019; More Than 100 Already In 2022
The Philadelphia university became aware of the problem only recently and notified Kelowna about two weeks ago. A Temple spokeswoman says they appreciate the school’s swift response.
Temple’s owl mascot stems from its roots as night school. The university enrolls about 35,000 students.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Delaware Valley As Snow Could Affect Thursday’s Morning Commute
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