Mike VII has been crowned.
Louisiana State University announced the reign of live mascot Mike VII officially began on Monday, the first day of LSU’s fall semester.
Coming from a rescue facility in Okeechobee, Fla., the 11-month old tiger arrived in Baton Rouge last week, according to the Associated Press. The University’s live mascot was observed by veterinarians and acquainted in its new home in the newly renovated sanctuary next to Tiger Stadium.
Mike VII replaces Mike VI who reigned from 2007-2016. Mike VI died at 11 years old in October after a battle with spindle cell sarcoma, a rare type of cancer.
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