LSU mascot Mike the Tiger was taken for SRT radiation treatment at Our Lady of the Lake Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on Wednesday, according to a report from WBRZ.com.
The 10-year old tiger, and sixth mascot in school history, was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, a rare and terminal form of cancer, last week. The radiation treatment is not a cure, but it could extend Mike VI’s life span. The 420-pound tiger has been given a timeframe of about one month to upwards of two years to live.
The good news is the treatment is helping Mike enjoy the rest of his life comfortably. A photo was posted to his Instagram account reporting all was well on Wednesday morning.
Mike has been LSU’s mascot since he was two years old, but only appeared at one football game last season.