UTB picks Ocelot as its new mascot

Five Nominees: Ocelot, Vaquero, Bull Shark, Jaguarundi and Parrot

The University of Texas at Brownsville has a new mascot: the Ocelot.

UTB officials made the announcement just after 12 p.m. Friday.

The recent split between the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College left UTB without a mascot.

TSC is keeping the Scorpion mascot prompting UTB to search for a new one.

After going through dozens of suggestions, the school narrowed it down to five finalists:

Ocelot Vaquero Bull Shark Jaguarundi Parrot

UTB put the new mascot up to a vote by students.

According to UTB officials, the Ocelot got 53 percent of the vote.

The Bull Shark got 20 percent of the vote while the Vaquero got 13 percent of the ballot.

Both the Jaguarundi and Parrot got 7 percent of the vote.