Public Memorial Set for Auburn Eagle, Tiger

Aug 25, 2014

A public memorial has been scheduled for next week to honor Tiger, the first golden eagle to fly free inside Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium.


University officials said the memorial would be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Plainsman Park, with speakers including Athletics Director Jay Jacobs and Calvin Johnson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The free event will include a video tribute, a flight demonstration and educational program.

The 34-year-old eagle, also known as War Eagle VI, died in June following surgery to remove a cataract from her left eye. Officials say Tiger was believed to be among the oldest living golden eagles in captivity and made an appearance during the 2002 opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.

Auburn opens the season Saturday against Arkansas.