Prior to the event, a press conference for media will be held at 3:45 p.m.
On the first day of classes at LSU, students aren’t the only ones getting a start at the university. This morning, Dr. David Baker, LSU’s attending veterinarian, along with student caretakers, opened the door of the tiger habitat and officially welcomed Mike VII to campus.
It’s move-in day at LSU. While students are moving into their residence halls, another new prospective member of the LSU community is also moving in this week – a possible new tiger mascot.
David Baker, DVM, Ph.D., LSU’s Attending Veterinarian, has identified a tiger at a rescue facility that could become Mike VII. This juvenile, male rescue tiger is currently 9 months old and weighs approximately 160 pounds. The tiger has both Siberian and Bengal characteristics.
January 19, 2017 - David Baker, DVM, Ph.D., LSU’s attending veterinarian, is continuing to search for a tiger. As with Mike VI, Dr. Baker is seeking a young, male tiger. Starting in April 2017, the tiger habitat will undergo renovations, which are scheduled to be completed in August. Once the renovations are complete, the plan is to have Mike VII join LSU’s incoming freshman class in August.
Mike the Tiger receives world-class care from LSU veterinary experts.
If you are interested in making a gift to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in support of ongoing care for LSU's live tiger, consider contributing on the LSU Foundation website.