Possible Mike VII moves on LSU's campus

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - 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.

The tiger, “Harvey,” arrived on campus Aug. 15 and is currently being housed in the night house of the tiger habitat. The 11-month-old, male tiger must be quarantined in the night house for at least one week so that he can be observed by LSU veterinarians to ensure that he is healthy and a good fit for LSU. If that occurs, he will be formally introduced as the new mascot. Until that time, he is not Mike VII.

During the quarantine period, this rescue tiger will be acclimating to his new surroundings and will not be on view to the public. 

Harvey was donated to LSU from a sanctuary in Okeechobee, Fla., called “Wild at Heart Wildlife Center.” Mikes IV, V and VI were also donated to LSU from rescue facilities. 

This and other information on LSU’s tigers can be found online at www.lsu.edu/mikethetiger. You can follow Mike on facebook (www.facebook.com/mikethetiger), Twitter (@mikethetiger) and Instagram (@mikethetiger_lsu).


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