Ranthambore's tigress chases a safari vehicle, the clip goes viral
JAIPUR: A group of tourists on a tiger safari inside got more excited than they expected when a seemingly annoying big cat chased the convertible vehicle for a few seconds before moving away to growl another day.
An uneven video that shows three-year-old Tigress Sultana approaching tourists dangerously before running next to her vehicle has gone viral. The 26-second video, allegedly filmed on Saturday night, includes cries of panic from some of the tourists.
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While at no time Sultana is seen preparing to jump into the vehicle, the sight of the tigress cutting the foliage along the forest track and changing direction instantly when the driver recoils is enough to freeze the weak.
The sources said that the encounter between the tigress and the tourists took place in Zone 1 of the popular tiger reserve. The driver and the guide who accompanied the group said that they did not officially report the incident, for fear that the forestry department could prohibit their entry into the park for an indefinite period.
The tigress was possibly angry because she hadn't killed for a while due to a leg injury. In October, this tigress had suffered a spinal injury and disappeared for a while. He returned to Zone 1 only a few days ago. To keep a safe distance from her, the driver could have accelerated and driven faster than he should, angering Sultana even more, a source said.
Ideally, a vehicle should maintain a distance of at least 50 meters from any wild animal.