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Mule Collection at Zalk Veterinary Medical Library: Home

Mules Rule!

MU's College of Veterinary Medicine has had a Mule Team since 1984. As of 2022, the current team includes: Boone and George, the driving team; Tim and Terry, retired but still enjoy attention and getting their photographs taken; and Bess and Rose, the youngest mules and trainees for the driving team.

Mule Facts

  • Mules are hybrids: the offspring of a mare (female horse) and a jack (male donkey).
  • Missouri mules were declared the state animal in 1995.
  • Mizzou's stacked logo features the shape of a mule head in the center, to honor the significant role of the Missouri mule in the state's history.

Mizzou College of Veterinary Medicine Mule Photos

Truman with mules
Bess and Rose