The Beloved LSU Mascot Mike V has passed away today. Mike V was a bengal tiger and one of the few living animal mascots owned by and kept on the grounds of a university. I'm sure this is going to heat up the discussion about getting a new tiger mascot. Then again, by spending well over a million dollars to build Mike's Habitat, I doubt the alumni won't be getting a new tiger.
Mike was born October 18, 1989 and died May 18, 2007.