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WDSU.com
8:14 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright; Appearances Are Up To Mike

Mike VI.
Credit Louisiana State University

While Louisiana State University’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, is a fan favorite, he doesn’t always pounce at the opportunity to make public appearances. According to LSU vets, it’s a decision that’s completely up to him because he’s never sedated nor forced to go into the stadium.

The adult male tiger arrived on LSU’s campus in 2007. Since then, he’s appeared in 32 of the 43 home games and welcomed by roaring fans. 

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Mascots
2:00 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Louisiana Tech Working to Welcome New Bulldog

It's been nearly six months since Louisiana Tech University's mascot Tech XX died, and university officials say Tech XXI should be named by this spring if everything goes according to plan.

Jim King, Tech's vice president of student affairs, tells The Times a major part of the delay is Tech's need to obtain a federal permit before owning another bulldog.

King says his office is working with the school's student government association, which owns the animal, to meet requirements of the federal Animal Welfare Act.