BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced a new fundraising campaign that will support LSU students’ efforts to save tigers in the wild. Tiger fans, and anyone who loves and appreciates these majestic animals, can contribute to the fund through the LSU Foundation at www.lsufoundation.org/tigerconservation.
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.
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.