GAINESVILLE - Brenau University is now affiliated with the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition, a student-led collaborations of colleges and universities around the country with tiger mascots. Brenau's is the Golden Tiger.
The organization aims to mobilize the public through education to improve or create global policies aimed at preserving the tiger species.
Brenau biology professor Jessi Shrout and biology student Esther Sindler say that in the past century the world has lost about 95 percent of its tiger population. Only about 3,200 tigers remain in the world.
There are 56 tiger mascot schools in the U.S., including Auburn, Clemson, LSU, Missouri and Tuskegee Institute