23 January 2013

Amur Siberian Tiger, Soundari

The Daily Mail has an amazing video of Tigers playfully attacking Snowmen, and inside one was a camera that caught some astonishing footage:




FROM THE DAILY MAIL:
"The pictures show the inquisitive tigers at first sniffing around the snowmen before they playfully demolish them. They also capture two of the creatures on their hind legs play-fighting."

'They had seen us just spend an hour building the snowmen and as soon as they were out they made a beeline for them. They surrounded them and one or two jumped up at the taller one. Then Soundari saw the camera in the ground and went to eat it. She tried to pick it up in her jaws but decided she didn't like it and dropped it. The camera was still working when we retrieved it later and we couldn't quite believe the quality of the footage."

'It must be unique footage showing the inside of a tiger's mouth and what it must be life to be its helpless prey. We have never seen footage like it before. It was also very useful as it gave us the opportunity to do a quick health check on Soundari's mouth, gums and teeth."

"Soundari is one of four Amur Siberian tigers that are kept at Longleat. The other three are Svelti and Shouri and Turlugh, a male. They were all born in captivity and are aged about seven years old."


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