black-tie induction ceremony was a benefit event for the Alabama
Veterinary Medical Foundation, part of the Alabama Veterinary
Medical Association (ALVMA), which sponsors the hall of fame.
has brought much joy to Auburn fans throughout the years,
and, most importantly, is a great messenger for wildlife conservation,
said AU Interim President Ed Richardson. We are very
honored that she is being inducted.
named War Eagle VI, Tiger won a place in the hearts of college
football fans across the country in 2000 as she began her
graceful flights before each home game. In 2002, she flew
during the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Salt
role at Auburn is to help promote wildlife conservation as
a part of the educational efforts of the College of Veterinary
Medicine's Southeastern Raptor Center, where she is housed
by permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
makes appearances throughout the year at elementary schools
and conservation events across the Southeast, said Dr.
Jamie Bellah, raptor center director. The kids' eyes
really light up when they see her.
Fish and Wildlife Service rescued Tiger in the mid-1980s from
an illegal breeding operation in Missouri and placed her briefly
in a rehabilitation facility in Kentucky, before transferring
her to Auburn.