concepthuman

inconsolable-grief:

the LSU tiger cage has the names of all the tigers it has ever held or will hold in it designed into its outside wall. the names go from right to left, Mike I, Mike II, Mike III, all the way past Mike XX. Under each name is the dates of the tigers life, 1958- 1978. Under Mike VI, the death date is blank.  he is still alive. he is the current mascot. but thank blank spot is still there, waiting for him to die. it is his destiny. to the left is Mike VII, two blanks underneath, waiting for Mike VII to be born and then die. this goes on. the tigers live for twenty years each, approximately. thus some designer has prepared space for the birth and death of tigers for hundreds of years to come. two hundred years of tiger life has already been visually represented, simply waiting for life to fill it in. you can also buy plushies of the tigers next door in the fan shop, but i dont think they differentiate by Mike number