It was just announced 2 weeks ago that LSU has located a young tiger to become Mike VII. So, with a little help of almost a million dollars from the Tiger Athletic Foundation, the new cat will have a cool spot in this newly renovated habitat. One improvement for the new Mike is a large rock made of synthetic material that will stay cool in summer and warm in the winter. That will mean more chances to see Mike from a more visible standpoint, since he should be more comfortable there. Also included in the mix are upgrades to the water features and new LED lights that will improve night-time viewing.
I went to the upgraded 15,000 sq. foot home today, and everything looked just about done...just some hosing off of the newly poured concrete. They also had some landscapers on-sight this afternoon to place some finishing touches on the greenery. GEAUX MIKE! Everything should be ready for the start of classes on Monday.