India now has as many as 2,967 tigers in the wild, with more than half of them in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, according to the latest tiger estimation report. Picture: IANS
India now has as many as 2,967 tigers in the wild, with more than half of them in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, according to the latest tiger estimation report. Picture: IANS

WATCH: Viral video of tigers fighting for territory is the most exhilarating thing you'll see today

By Clinton Moodley Time of article published Apr 2, 2020

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The wild. It will leave you at the edge of your seat and spellbound. Like the video posted by Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Parveen Kaswan who posted a two-minute clip of two male tigers fighting for territory in Central India. The video has since gone viral. 

Kaswan, who has a following of over 102 000 on Twitter, posted: “Territorial fight between two full-grown #tigers. Listen with headphones. Powerful Roar & it's echo from Indian #forests. Via WA. Today project tiger has completed 47 years in #India.” (sic)

In the video, the tigers go head to head. They roar excessively and move slowly- their eyes fixed on each other. Thirty seconds into the clip, one makes the first move when he pounces on the other, his claws digging into the other tiger. The duo goes silent for a few seconds, roaring occasionally. That is until they start to brawl continuously. Exchanges of the tourists can be heard throughout the video. 

 The video received 52,7K views. Many social media users were impressed by the video. 

User @AG18822014 commented “Some people just get so lucky to capture such a rare sight. Amazing.” (sic)

User @bombaimallu did not appreciate the commentary in the background. 

“Why don't ppl ever shut up. Even when it's such an amazing video. The background chatter ruined it.” (sic)

User @buddhainabaradded some comedic humour. 

“You did not publish the complete video Parveen. In the end, they both were arrested for defying the #lockdown. They are in judicial custody now.” (sic)

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