BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana State University officially has a new live tiger mascot on its campus.
Mike VII has officially been chosen. Dr. David Baker with the LSU Vet School confirmed “Harvey” is the new Mike the Tiger.
The 11-month-old tiger arrived on campus August 15 and was quarantined for a few days to make sure he is healthy and a good fit for LSU.
The tiger come from a rescue facility in Okeechobee, Florida. The university announced in a statement that the tiger began its “reign” as Mike VII on Monday, the first day of the fall semester.
It replaces a tiger that died in October following months of treatment for a rare form of cancer.
LSU recently renovated Mike’s enclosure and yard next to Tiger Stadium.
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