News » News & Notes | Sept. 25
The University was included on The Huffington Post’s list of The Colleges Most Obsessed with Squirrels.
The story features the infamous black squirrels that frequent the campus, recounting the campus myth that they were the result of a biology experiment at the University. According to the myth, the squirrels either escaped or were liberated by an animal rights group.
Alternatively, another legend suggests that a Princeton resident imported black and orange squirrels in honor of the University’s colors and that the weaker orange ones died out over time.
“Regardless of why they’re in Princeton, the community loves ’em,” the list states.
Other squirrel-obsessed schools include Harvard, Yale, Lehigh and Oberlin.