Tiger caught on camera crashing into glass as it pounces on zoo visitor

White tiger can be seen launching itself at unsuspecting woman

Charlie Atkin
Thursday 09 June 2016 17:02 BST
Video captures tiger crash into glass as it pounces at zoo visitor

Video has emerged showing a white tiger pouncing on an unsupecting zoo visitor, only to crash into a glass barricade.

In the footage captured at an unnamed zoo, thought to be in Russia, the woman can be seen posing for the camera as the big cat slowly stalks behind her.

As the woman turns around the tiger launches itself at her, only to be stopped in its tracks by protective glass at the Russian zoo.

It comes after a lion was filmed charging at a young boy in Japan's Chiba Zoological park.

After that incident, lion expert Adam M Roberts from Born Free USA told The Dodo: "Lions are natural wild predators and the child in this video, especially when turning his back to the massive feline, becomes prey in the animal's eyes.

"The firm glass wall held the lion inside his enclosure, surely frustrating his innate instincts.

Lion charges at boy through zoo glass

"But luckily for the family, if the barrier had not held the consequences could have been catastrophic."

Only a few days after the incident at Chiba, the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation captured the moment a panther stalked an 'unsuspecting' man at their sanctuary.

Panther pounces on man at zoo

Although in this video there is no glass, the outcome is rather more friendly, with the man, the sanctuary's manager, eventually playing with the black cat as it affectionately licks his face.

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