Mike the Tiger Habitat, Baton Rouge

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  • July 21, 2017
    Habitat under construction , they are search for a new Mike.no eta on when it mike will be replaced ...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    This is a must see in Baton Rouge and will be even more impressive once renovations are made for the next mascot arrives. While it technically is a cage, it's like no other.  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    There was no tiger right now but they are working on the cage it looks like it will be nice when they get done and get a tiger  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    This here is Mike's house and it is awesome. Some people say its cruel to have Mike in cage by himself but they must not have seen this place because it is amazing. I would live here
  • March 23, 2017
    Great sanctuary if you can catch the Tiger in the 4-6 hrs that he doesn't doesn't sleep during the day!
  • September 30, 2016
    Nowhere else in the country can you get the opportunity to see a live tiger pretty much 24-hours a day. Also, for you naysayers, go visit--this tiger lives better than most of America in his fancy huge habitat. It's fun to watch Mike play--he's clearly just an oversized kitty.
  • August 23, 2016
    I hope that they always have a Tiger! :) Mike was out, lounging in the little river that they have for him. The Habitat is clean, and well kept. A good place for Any Tiger - but especially for Mike.
  • October 7, 2016
    Born in LA, went to school at LSU, go back every fall for football. I still find it sad that such a powerful, awe-inspiring animal is locked in a cage. Idiots think that because the cage is nice, that somehow makes it not a cage. One of the reviewers here typifies the stupidity of holding a live predatory animal in a small enclosure: "The tiger lives better than most of America in his huge, fancy habitat." Only dumbasses don't understand that a 500-pound wild beast doesn't belong in a habitat. Mike VI came from Big Cats of Indiana, which had its licensed revoked in 2014 for, among many other things, improper capture and caging of big cats. Undercover investigations revealed that Mike VI, who came to LSU at 2 years old, was actually captured in the wild illegally. In other words, Mike VI was born in the wild and removed from the wild and caged even though he was in no danger in the wild and would have lived a healthy life outside of captivity. The story made news in Indiana but did not reach Louisiana for several reasons. Let's not forget that Bengal tigers are endangered, and even though Mike would likely have reproduced in the wild, he instead was caged for our human entertainment WITHOUT being placed on a captive breeding program to help further the species.

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