Why is the LSU Tiger named Mike?
In 1936, the original Mike was purchased from the Little Rock Zoo for $750, with money contributed by the student body. Originally known as “Sheik” at the time of his purchase, his name was changed to Mike for Mike Chambers who served as LSU’s athletic trainer when the first mascot was purchased.
Is LSU Tiger still alive?
Mike the Tiger is the only live tiger living on a college campus in the U.S. The Tiger Habitat is located on North Stadium Drive in Baton Rouge; the habitat sits between the Bernie Moore Track Stadium and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and is across the street from Tiger Stadium.
What is LSU motto?
“Fight for LSU”
Is Mike the Tiger well taken care of?
Mike the Tiger has a personal veterinarian from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. David Baker, who oversees his overall healthcare and well-being. Besides Dr. Baker, there are numerous other specialists at the veterinary school available to assist with the specialized healthcare needs of Mike.