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Mike the Tiger turns 11

LSU’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, celebrated his 11th birthday over the weekend, and he got a pretty special present this year.

Mike’s Instagram features meat shaped into rival teams’ mascots during football season, and in honor of his birthday, he got a cake, a “happy birthday Mike” and some hearts.

My birthday week "meat art" from my veterinary student caretakers. Happy 11th Birthday to me!

A post shared by Mike, LSU's Live Mascot (@mikethetiger_lsu) on

Mike was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called spindle cell sarcoma and was treated with radiation.

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