CAM the Ram is a live bighorn sheep that is the mascot of the athletic teams of Colorado State University. In 1946 an alumnus won a contest to name the mascot CAM, referring to the name of the school Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College. The first school mascot was introduced in 1947. The 21st version of CAM is a Rambouillet sheep. It has made over 250 appearances and will be retired in 2011 at the age of seven. The 22nd CAM has been chosen and will replace the current version in 2011. CAM runs at the beginning and at half time during home football games. Currently, there are eight Ram Handlers that take care of CAM the Ram.
There is also a costumed CAM the Ram. The newest version was unveiled in October 2010.