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Mike the Tiger - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

Animals  (tags: tigers, wildlife, endangered, AnimalWelfare )

- 2114 days ago -
"By tradition the tiger is a live Bengal tiger, although, the last two tigers were of mixed breeds. Mike V was a Bengali-Indochinese mix, while Mike VI is a Bengali-Siberian hybrid.[1]"

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Kevin A (64)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 11:56 pm
Used one of my own photos for reference only.
This link is to Wikipedia's article on the Louisiana State university's mascot, a live tiger. The current mascot will be in the stadium for games.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 12:24 am
"In 2005, a new $3 million habitat was created for Mike. The Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) raised funds, entirely from private sources, to subsidize the construction project. The habitat (situated between Tiger Stadium and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center) features state-of-the-art technologies and includes among its amenities lush plantings, a waterfall, a flowing stream that empties into a wading pond, and rocky plateaus. The new habitat ranks among the largest and finest Tiger preserves in the country and expanded Mike's home from 2,000 to 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2). It also features research, conservation, and husbandry programs, as well as educational, interpretive, and recreational activities. Mike's new home can be viewed via the live Tigercam."

Colleen De Koning (1)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 12:35 am
What does cruelly confining live animals have to do with some stupid college sport team? It just makes sports teams and their fans look stupid and look like have no consideration for animals.

Elaya Raja (39)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 3:14 am
thanks and noted.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 7:28 am
Noted and Thnx Kevin :)
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