Mike VI transitioned to hospice care

In this Oct. 6, 2007, file photo, LSU mascot Mike VI, a part Bengal and Siberian tiger, sits in his cage on the field for his first time before an NCAA college football game between LSU and Florida in Baton Rouge, La. The university said in a statement Monday, May 23, 2016, that Mike VI has a tumor in its face near its nose but doesn't appear to be in pain. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (Photo: Alex Brandon, AP)

(The Daily Advertiser) – Louisiana State University’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, has been moved to hospice care and will not be outside in his habitat, according to the school.

The notice was posted on Mke VI’s official Facebook page Monday morning.

Mike VI was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer in May. Last week, LSU veterinarians said the cancer had spread, and that he is not expected to live longer than another month or two.

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