Mother bear defends herself and her cubs- pushes back 2 Tigers!

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doesn't surprise me. I have hiked through bear (both black and grizzly) country extensively, the last thing you want to see is yourself in between the sow and her cubs. you might as well start playing dead if that happens.
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this is very interesting.... thanks for sharing...
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It seems these tigers were juvenile (from the pics). Only young tigers and mating pairs hunt together...otherwise they always hunt alone. In this case, it seems the tigers are not matured. Also, matured tigers preferably do not attack bears as it is not their natural prey.
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This story is also published with photos in current issue of Sanctuary Asia.

I totally agree with what wind_chariot has written in earlier post.

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Originally Posted by wind_chariot View Post It seems these tigers were juvenile (from the pics). Only young tigers and mating pairs hunt together...otherwise they always hunt alone. In this case, it seems the tigers are not matured. Also, matured tigers preferably do not attack bears as it is not their natural prey.
Yes, but there has been one reported instance of a Tiger killing Mother bear and her cub. These two do look young though, and its almost as if they were trying to test their strength!
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Yes these tigers are young, around 4 years for the male (T24) , I don't know for the female (T39). They were mating in zone 6 and 1. I arrived the afternoon and just saw a lot of pictures from an english man. He spotted the 2 tigers mating on an open space 2 times before the fight. It was a great sunday morning...


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Originally Posted by wind_chariot View Post It seems these tigers were juvenile (from the pics). Only young tigers and mating pairs hunt together...otherwise they always hunt alone. In this case, it seems the tigers are not matured. Also, matured tigers preferably do not attack bears as it is not their natural prey.
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Originally Posted by shahronakm View Post This story is also published with photos in current issue of Sanctuary Asia.

I totally agree with what wind_chariot has written in earlier post.

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I WAS THERE THAT NIGHT RONAK AND GOT 120 PHOTO SEQ OF THAT EVENT OF ALL EVENTS.
I WROTE TO SANCTUARY IF THEY WANTED THE STORYA ND PIX. NO RESPONSE. WONDER HOW TO REACH THESE PEOPLE.
One thing is for sure it was ana amazing amazing day. April 9th afternoon at Ranthambhore. that morning I saw two leopards fetch a kill from a tree. I should have bought a lottery ticket that day! ha!
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Originally Posted by arindamdas View Post doesn't surprise me. I have hiked through bear (both black and grizzly) country extensively, the last thing you want to see is yourself in between the sow and her cubs. you might as well start playing dead if that happens.
Awesome Link , Thank you .

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I WROTE TO SANCTUARY IF THEY WANTED THE STORYA ND PIX. NO RESPONSE. WONDER HOW TO REACH THESE PEOPLE.
One thing is for sure it was ana amazing amazing day. April 9th afternoon at Ranthambhore. that morning I saw two leopards fetch a kill from a tree. I should have bought a lottery ticket that day! ha!
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