BATON ROUGE (WVLA) - Students at Southern University say a new live mascot isn't a top priority.
The jaguar cage on campus has been empty since the last big cat died 6 years ago.
Since then - over $300,000 has been raised for upkeep should a new animal ever move in.
Earlier this month - students voted 300 to 60 to use the money for other projects on campus.
The money will go toward health initiatives - and repainting the Harding Boulevard overpass.
Demetrius Sumter, the President of the Student Government Association says the school is in a money crunch - and students need to figure out what's important on campus.
Half of the money has been set aside for other SGA President's to use for whatever they see fit.