Tiger jumping off a boat


I really like this photo from National Geographic showing a Bengal tiger jumping off a boat in India. The tiger had escaped the reserve she was from and landed up in a village bordering the park.

That didn’t go so well for her because the villagers got together and started throwing burning sticks and stones at her. In an effort to escape she hastily climbed a date palm where she was eventually tranquilized and captured by rangers (here is a video of the action – I haven’t watched it).

They saw to her wounds and then released her back into the reserve – which is what you are seeing above. Apparently there are only 1,400 Bengal tigers left in the wild so it’s cool that they saved this one – and she was pregnant!

  • yazzy44

    oh my god i love tigers but i cant believe that it jumped out of a boat (:

  • yazzy44

    oh my god i love tigers but i cant believe that it jumped out of a boat (:

  • Parthparasar

    I love Tigers all of them do you know two types of Tigers already have been exstinct. I cant believe it jumped of a boat I tell everyone not to hurt them. BY PARTH

  • Mangodog

    Saw this on Animal Planet :O