The moment a Bengal tiger hunts, captured by a tourist in Bandipur National Park (Karnataka state, India), shows a male Bengal tiger plunging into the middle of a herd of wild buffalo in pursuit of its prey.
With just one strong bite to the neck, the tiger was able to quickly knock down a large wild buffalo. However, the “king of the jungle” could not easily enjoy the results of his hunting trip.
When seeing their fellows being attacked by tigers, the other members of the buffalo herd returned, risking their lives to use their horns to counter the predator to rescue you.
The tiger tried to drive away the buffalo herd, but the difference in numbers forced the “king of the forest” to accept retreat.
The fact that the tiger was repelled by a herd of wild buffaloes surprised many people, when usually wild buffalo would find a way to run away from the hunter, instead of such a strong counterattack.
However, the efforts of the buffalo herd did not pay off, when the ill-fated buffalo was killed after the tiger’s fatal bite. The clip also shows why the tiger is dubbed the “lord of the jungle”, when it can easily take down large prey with just one bite.
Witnesses said the tiger only temporarily retreated, waiting for the buffalo herd to leave, then it returned and began to enjoy the fruits of the hunt.
The Bengal tiger is one of the largest tiger species in the world, most commonly found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and southern Tibet. This animal is considered the symbol of India.
Adult male Bengal tigers are 2.7 to 3.7 meters long if the tail is included. Male tigers weigh from 180 to 300 kg, however, some individuals can weigh more than 300 kg and reach 4m long (including the tail), although this is not much. Adult female Bengal tigers are from 2.1 to 2.8 meters long (including the tail), and weigh from 110 to 200 kilograms.
Because Bengal tigers are independent and hunt alone, they often choose small prey to avoid injury when hunting, such as deer, star deer, wild boar, blue antelope…
However, in many cases, tigers can also hunt large species such as buffalo, gaur… the large prey helps the tiger get a full meal, but there is also a potential risk of injury when hunt. If injured, tigers will find it difficult to hunt on their own and may starve to death.
Bengal tigers do not attack large animals such as Asian elephants, bears or Indian rhinoceros… but will sometimes attack the young of these animals to eat.
Cases of tigers attacking adult elephants are rare, but not unheard of. According to the Indian Express newspaper, in 2009, an elephant in the Eravikulam nature reserve (Kerala state, India) was attacked and killed by a tiger.
With the strength and ability to hunt independently, ready to confront big animals, it is not too much to call tigers “the lord of the jungle” and can make any animal in the forest panic when confronted. head.