Mike is not female.
You sure? Unless I missed the death of one, I'm pretty sure he is.
The Louisiana State University tiger mascot, Mike VI, was born July 23, 2005, and came to LSU when he was two years old. At the time of his arrival at LSU, he weighed 320 pounds. He should maintain his current healthy weight of about 500 pounds throughout his life. He reached maturity at 6 years of age.
Mike VI was donated to LSU by Great Cats of Indiana, a nonprofit sanctuary and rescue facility for big cats and other large carnivores, located in Idaville, Ind. He was moved into his home, north of Tiger Stadium on August 25, 2007, and was introduced to the LSU community as Mike VI on September 1, 2007. His arrival was officially recognized at a ceremony held on September 14, 2007. He debuted in Tiger Stadium on the evening of the Florida vs. LSU football game on Saturday, October 6, 2007. http://www.mikethetiger.com/index.php?display=mike6_history