Say "Hello!" to Dr. Wani, the official OU mascot character!
2014 is the 50th year since the discovery of the Machikane crocodylidae , more commonly known to OU persons as " Dr. Wani ," at the construction site of the OU Science Building. It is only natural that Osaka University has now designated Dr. Wani as its official mascot character .
Look forward to seeing Dr. Wani at all sorts of places, at events on campus and outside it, and in "OU goods," promoting an image of OU as a place also possessing energy and light-heartedness!
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and prospective high schoolers, wherever and whenever, bid Dr. Wani a cheerful " Good to see you! "
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• Museum of Osaka University -- page on Machikane crocodylidae [in Japanese]
• OU publication Handai NOW , No.140 , April 2014 issue [in Japanese]