SammyMarley Clemson Fan Member since Dec 2012 322 posts
Question about Mike the Tiger
(Posted on 12/3/12 at 11:00 pm)
I have been to the campus of LSU and seen the hill that is the highest point in the pelican state and all that. I have also seen Mike the Tiger's cage. It's a nice place. My question is how does your university continue to get authorization to get a Mike? I know Tiger's are highly endangered and just wonder how you guys continue to get a tiger? Is there a deal y'all have? I'm just wondering about it and if there is an investigation that has to be had by a PETA company or something.
DocBugbear LSU Fan Arlington, Texas Member since Mar 2008 5978 posts Online
re: Question about Mike the Tiger (Posted on 12/3/12 at 11:06 pm to SammyMarley)
Mike is a mixed-breed (half Siberian/half bengal) and as such I doubt he is covered by endangered species laws. In addition if he were, I'm sure LSU could become part of a breeding program.
When we got our latest, PETA protested, but they really didn't have a leg to stand on. Mike was captive raised and was picked up from a place that rescued big cats. So Mike (formerly Roscoe) went from living on concrete surrounded by chain links to a massive enclosure with a small army of vets to attend to his every need. He is very well off...