The sight of four majestic tigers lounging on a road in Satpura forest has left Twitter amazed. A video that is being widely shared online shows the family of big cats relaxing near a road in the Madhya Pradesh forest as safari-goers film the rare scene.
The undated video was first shared on Twitter by IFS Ravindra Mani Tripathi, who described it as a "Great family affair". In the 28-second-long footage, two tigers are seen strolling as another sits by the side of the road. The sight was evidently a frightening one for those witnessing it in real life, as a woman in the video can be heard requesting the driver to reverse the vehicle.
"Thodi der peeche le lo gaadi, bhaiya (Go back for a bit)," she can be heard saying.
Indian Forest Services officer Ramesh Pandey, while reposting the video on the microblogging platform, hailed it as a success story for India's tiger conservation efforts.
"After Pech, Panna, Tadoba and Dudhwa here goes a worth watching video from Satpura Forests," he wrote. "Such frequent sightings of 4 or more tigers were not so usual a decade back."
After Pech, Panna, Tadoba and Dudhwa here goes a worth watching video from Satpura Forests MP as shared by @ravindramtripa1.— Ramesh Pandey IFS (@rameshpandeyifs) April 16, 2020
Such frequent sightings of 4 or more tigers were not so usual a decade back. #conservationpic.twitter.com/ukofC6cRmy
The video has been viewed over 6,000 times on Twitter, also collecting nearly 500 'likes' and a ton of comments.
Woww.. Satpura sighting is pretty difficult. Surprised to see four!! I remember forest guard saying, "Satpura is land of all animals cos predator is less here". And now here they come😮— Chittra M (@masalaboxtravel) April 16, 2020
Indeed! Plenty of protection, plenty of prey, plenty of tigers! High prey density and undisturbed habitat are ensuring that several tigresses can successfully raise large litters to adulthood. Must say the commentary in the background of this video is amusing 😆 https://t.co/Cu5iVsE9dO— Aditya Panda (@AdityaPanda) April 16, 2020
Super...— Kiran Bhangare (@kiranbh) April 16, 2020
Recently, a video of two tigers fighting over territory had also gone viral on Twitter. Also filmed at a central Indian forest, the video captured a furious fight between two grown tigers.Click for more trending news