Naval Academy’s goat mascot dies at only two years of age

Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Ray Mabus and the Navy mascot, "Bill the Goat," dance to the music of the U.S. Naval Academy marching band during a pep rally at the Pentagon before the upcoming 113th Army-Navy college football game in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gabrielle Blake/Released)

The U.S. Naval Academy has announced the lost of their treasured mascot and good luck charm.

Bill XXXV (35), a white purebred Angora goat, died Tuesday after he was taken to the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania for an illness.

According to the Associate Press, he had been suffering from several health issues since he came to the academy in 2015. Doctors decided the best course of action for the 2-year-old goat was euthanization.

Bill’s brother, Bill 36, will replace him as the school’s mascot -appearing at home football games and the Army-Navy game.

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