LSUSports.net -- On the first day of the fall 2017 semester, Mike VII officially began his reign on Monday, Aug. 21, according to Mike's attending veterinarian, Dr. David Baker.
“Harvey” arrived on campus Aug. 15 was housed in the night house of the tiger habitat. The 11-month-old, Siberian-Bengal, male tiger was quarantined and observed by LSU veterinarians to ensure that he was healthy and a good fit for LSU.
"He's officially Mike the Tiger," Dr. Baker told LSUsports.net just before 7:30 a.m. CT Monday morning.
Mike VII entered his habitat on the same day the shadow of a total solar eclipse traversed the United States for the first time since June 8, 1918.