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Mike VI has moved into hospice, LSU officials say

Mike VI, LSU's Bengali-Siberian hybrid tiger and resident live mascot, meanders in his habitat as he welcomes vistors Oct. 7, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mike VI, LSU's Bengali-Siberian hybrid tiger and resident live mascot, meanders in his habitat as he welcomes vistors Oct. 7, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Advocate staff photo

LSU has released a statement saying the live mascot, a Bengali-Siberian hybrid tiger, has been moved to hospice.

The announcement was made on Mike VI’s official Facebook page on Monday morning.

The one-sentence announcement also said the tiger will no longer be in his yard.

The LSU mascot was diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer in May. On Wednesday, LSU veterinarian David Baker said at a news conference that the cancer has grown, giving Mike one to two months to live.

Read more about Mike VI at theneworleansadvocate.com

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