Peter the Anteater

Peter’s provenance

Depiction on water tower harks back to mascot’s genesis

Zot! yacht

Beloved mascot Peter sets sail aboard UCI’s entry in the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Peter the Anteater featured in Newport Beach boat parade and Rose Parade

Appearances by UCI mascot are in honor of campus’s 50th anniversary


Peter the Anteater gets impromptu 50th birthday party at UCI basketball game, kicking off a season of personal appearances

The making of a mascot

With Peter the Anteater’s 50th birthday around the corner, an alum recalls the circumstances, significance of his selection

50th Anniversary Book

Test your UCI IQ

50th anniversary publication reveals little-known facts about campus’s bright past, brilliant future

UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman shakes the hand of Hector Santiago

Anteaters in the outfield

Nearly 5,000 Anteaters filled the right-field seats at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Saturday, May 9, wearing blue-and-gold, limited-edition baseball caps for “UCI Night with the Angels.”

Conan O'Brien doing the Zot with Peter the Anteater

Reasons to Celebrate UCI

Revel in Peter the Anteater’s new status as Mascot Madness Tournament 2015 winner

Kent Yamaguchi

If he ran the zoo? (Actually, he does)

If I Ran the Zoo, the popular Dr. Seuss tale, would be much different if written by UC Irvine alumnus Kent Yamaguchi ’83 and ’84. His version might call for filling the zoo with anteaters. Since becoming director of the Santa Ana Zoo in January 2009, Yamaguchi has overseen the addition of Orange County’s first pair of […]

Giant Anteater

OC welcomes giant anteaters

With help from UCI supporters, two giant anteaters — the real-life Peter and his mate — debut at the Santa Ana Zoo.