We all know and love Ralphie. But let’s not forget about “ Alphie” — Ralphie’s cousin and the world’s only known inflatable fur buffalo. An unmistakable presence at CU Boulder festivities (usually outdoors), the friendly giant recently made a trip to San Antonio for the Buffs’ Alamo Bowl appearance. When he’s off the clock, Alphie lives at the Koenig Alumni Center.
Lafayette, Colo: Alphie's birthplace (in the Boulder Blimp Company)
Some of Alphie's travels: California, Massachusetts, Texas, Winter Park Resort, Denver Zoo
1,985.5 miles to Foxborough, Mass., farthest known destination
32 number of Alphie appearances in 2016
Only known furry buffalo in the world.
After Alphie's first inflation, designers decided to flip his horns to makehim seem more aggressive.
Alphie 2 has new eyes more like a live buffalo's
Alphie's namesame is Ralphie, CU Boulder's live buffalo mascot
213 pounds deflated, approx.
584.458 cubic feet in volume