Campus construction leads to discovery of Jayhawk fossil

Posted on Apr 1, 2018 in News

Fossils from the 1912 Jayhawk have been unearthed from deep within Mount Oread.Construction crews digging out the basement to the recently opened Earth, Energy and Environment Center uncovered more than room for a new hadron collider. Fossils from what are believed to be the 1912 Jayhawk were found deep within Mount Oread.

Paleontologists at the Department of Geology are understandably excited, as 1912 Jayhawks are believed to be extinct since 1920. Distinguishable due to their elongated femurs, Jayhawkus Centennialus, commonly known as “Centennial Jay”, will provide students with valuable study resources for years to come.

“As old as it is, you can tell just how cute it must have been,” said freshman Sally Jones. “It’s amazing to think that Centennial Jay peacefully coexisted with students on Jayhawk Boulevard when my great-great grandmother was a student here.”

The exact origin of the Centennial Jay is unknown, however many have heard legends of the Jayhawk’s existence since 1865. Paleontologists on campus are hoping these remains will unearth the beginnings of Jayhawk life on planet Earth.

“My Ecology professor said the remains were thought to have been fighting a tiger when they were fossilized,” junior Michael Tinn said, as he was interrupted by junior Trisha Yellin. “I heard the Jayhawk was eating a wildcat.”


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