Mike the Tiger

Kelly Cohen
Jim Hanzo
September 12, 2018 - 9:13 pm
A petition signed by 35,000 people is asking LSU to permanently stop having a live tiger mascot and have Mike the Tiger released, according to the New Orleans Advocate. “We believe that animals shouldn’t be used as entertainment, they aren’t here for our amusement,” said Rebecca Gerber of Care2, a...
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Photo by Kelly Cohen
June 21, 2018 - 1:40 pm
(WWL.com) -- LSU’s Mike the Tiger has gone viral after a video was posted of him slowly stalking several guests visiting his habitat. The guests turned their backs to Mike, which prompted him to approach the glass enclosure before pouncing against it. The spokesperson for the LSU School of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 21, 2017 - 7:42 am
School leaders today say that the new live tiger mascot at LSU has passed all of the tests, and is now officially Mike VII "He's officially @MikeTheTiger, says Dr. Baker. He's out in his new habitat to start the @lsu semester! #LSU," LSU announced on Twitter this morning. He's officially @...
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August 16, 2017 - 6:39 pm
(AP) _ An 11-month-old tiger named Harvey has been moved into facilities at LSU, where it will become the new mascot _ if the university's veterinarians give the OK. A university news release Wednesday said veterinarians will observe the tiger while it is quarantined for at least a week. They will...
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LSU Tiger statue outside Alex Box Stadium
Chris Miller
August 01, 2017 - 4:28 pm
LSU officials say they have identified a tiger that might make a suitable Mike VII. According to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, the 9-month-old male tiger has both Siberian and Bengal characteristics. The young tiger currently lives at a facility in Okeechobee, Florida. Formerly "Animal...
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July 30, 2017 - 12:25 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State University is searching for a new tiger mascot, with the university's president hoping to have a Mike VII on campus by the September start of football season. LSU President F. King Alexander says renovations to the tiger's on-campus habitat will be completed...
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Don Dubuc
June 02, 2017 - 6:08 pm
No more LSU Tigers? Well, if some people get their way, there won't be another Mike the Tiger; and LSU won't even be the Tigers anymore! When the Confederate monuments came down the, question was “where will it end?” How about a petition to change LSU's Tiger mascot? Change.org has a petition to “...
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