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LSU building new habitat for Mike the Tiger

Updated: December 31, 2004, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's 400-pound bengal tiger mascot, Mike the Tiger, lives at the Baton Rouge Zoo while his future home is converted into a nearly $3 million habitat complete with a waterfall, live oaks and an Italianate tower.

The animal's renovated home should be open in time for LSU's football season opener in September, officials said.

Supported through a private fund-raising campaign, the new 15,000-square-foot environment for the cat will be one of the largest ...

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