Daily Herald photographers capture life every day in Utah County. 

Today, we look at Cosmo the Cougar, whose birthday is this week.

According to @byuROC on Twitter, Thursday is Cosmo's birthday, though he made his first appearance at a BYU sporting event on Oct. 15, 1953, and he has spent the last 66 years cheering on the Cougars, entertaining fans and attending community events.

Here are 25 photos to remind you just how awesome he really is. 

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