WTF News: Tiger Fights a Sloth Bear
If you want something to jolt you this morning, consider this viral video making the rounds of social media – a bear fighting a tiger!
As reported by the International Business Times, a video featuring an angry tiger with an angry mommy bear was captured at the Tadoba National Park located in Maharashtra, India.
According to the sources, the fight was captured by Chief Naturalist Akshay Kumar, who works for the Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge. Kumar got the video while guiding tourists.
The video started with the mama bear walking along with her cub to a body of water. However, the said water source was claimed by the tiger as its territory, which resulted into an altercation between the two heavyweight animals.
The huge feline saw the bear as a threat to its territory so it attacked it. But when the mother bear thought that the tiger is attacking her cub, she fought back – and she fought back with utmost ferocity.
Kumar said about the encounter, “The tiger attacked the bear more than five minutes. It went after the sloth bear but she kept charging in order to protect her cub, It went on for 15 minutes. The tiger was roaring. It was a severe fight.”
Meanwhile during the fight, the bear cub jumped and screamed then ran away to safety. At multiple points in the video, the two animals clashed heavily and the tiger even managed to pin the bear down. However, it relentless refused to be subdued and managed to charge its opponent once more.
The altercation between the two puzzled some experts, as the sloth bear are not known to be aggressive and territorial.
However, after a ferocious and lengthy fight, both walked away as both seemed to have gotten tired. Both animals suffered injuries in the encounter.