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Bengal tiger tries to rip bumper off Indian safari Jeep, drags 1.8-ton vehicle backwards

  • Published at 04:03 pm January 17th, 2021
Royal Bengal Tiger
File photo: Royal Bengal Tiger walks inside his open enclosure at Bengal Safari Park located on the outskirts of Siliguri on February 11, 2018 AFP

In a video, the majestic big cat was seen gnawing and pulling at the bumper of the jeep, digging its paws into the ground for stability

In an incredible incident, a massive Bengal tiger clamped its teeth around the rear bumper of a safari jeep and managed to pull the 1.8-ton vehicle backwards in a national park in India.

Visitors going through the Bengaluru Bannerghatta Biological Park were wonderstruck as they watched the big cat clamp his teeth around the back of the Mahindra Xylo, reports Daily Mail. 

The tiger was able to pull the jeep backwards even with at least four passengers inside the 1.8-ton vehicle. 

Passengers in a nearby vehicle were fascinated to watch the incredible feat. 

In a video of the incident, two people were heard yelling, “I’m scared,” after closing their window to protect themselves from the beast, which seemed more fascinated by the other vehicle’s bumper. 

The majestic sub-adult tiger was seen gnawing and pulling at the bumper of the jeep, digging its paws into the ground for stability, in the video.

The driver chose not to drive away in fear of injuring the big cat in the process.

An adult male Royal Bengal Tiger weighs around 190 kilograms and reaches nine feet in length. 

Their teeth can grow up to four inches long, and they can also climb trees with their retractable claws.

Bengal tigers can consume up to 40 kilograms of meat in one sitting and go without food for up to three weeks.

In a captive state, they live to be around 18 years old; this would be slightly less in the wild. 

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