A lion called Lyon is unveiled as NTU's first mascot

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) president Bertil Andersson (centre) congratulates final-year computer science student Chia Yan An (left), who designed Lyon (right), NTU's first mascot.  -- PHOTO: NTU
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) president Bertil Andersson (centre) congratulates final-year computer science student Chia Yan An (left), who designed Lyon (right), NTU's first mascot.  -- PHOTO: NTU
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has unveiled its first mascot - a lion called Lyon whose mane features the university's colours of red and blue. -- PHOTO: NTU
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has unveiled its first mascot - a lion called Lyon whose mane features the university's colours of red and blue. -- PHOTO: NTU
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has unveiled its first mascot - a lion called Lyon whose mane features the university's colours of red and blue. -- PHOTO: NTU
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has unveiled its first mascot - a lion called Lyon whose mane features the university's colours of red and blue. -- PHOTO: NTU

THE Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has unveiled its first mascot - a lion called Lyon whose mane features the university's colours of red and blue.

Lyon was designed by final-year computer science student Chia Yan An, and came in top out of more than 80 entries submitted for NTU's mascot design competition.

NTU President Bertil Andersson expressed his hope that the new mascot will be a symbol to bring the university community together. "(The mascot) has a unique role to create a strong visual identity for NTU and promote the university's image of strength, courage, and fearlessness," he said.