A video of two tigers embroiled in a "brutal and violent" fight has been creating buzz on social media. Shared by Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Praveen Kumar on Twitter the viral video shows tigers T57 and T58 of Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park involved in a furious fight. The clip of the "two brothers" fighting is fascinating as well as scary.
In the 1-minute clip, one of the tigers is seen walking slowly towards the other and within micro seconds pounce on other. A third tiger is also seen in the clip, which runs away to another direction. The clip shows both the tigers fighting and their menacing roars being heard loudly.
“That is how a fight between #tigers looks like. Brutal and violent. They are territorial animals and protect their sphere. Here two brothers from Ranthambore are fighting as forwarded. (T57, T58),” IFS officer Praveen Kaswan captioned the video.
As they fight, onlookers watch them and click pictures of the fight as camera shutters can be heard in the video.
The T57 tiger is named Singhsth, while T58 is named Rocky and are sons of tigress Sharmili from the Jaisinghpura area of the park, a report by NDTV stated, according to Ranthambore Guides.
That is how a fight between #tigers looks like. Brutal and violent. They are territorial animals & protect their sphere. Here two brothers from #Ranthambore are fighting as forwarded. (T57, T58). pic.twitter.com/wehHWgIIHC— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) October 16, 2019
Kaswan said that the video has been shot by a person named Hansraj Gurjar and 16 others witnessed the event as well.
In a follow up tweet, Kaswan again took to the micro-blogging site and said that T57 won the fight between the two tigers. He further added that none of the tigers were seriously injured.
Kaswan also said that the both the brothers were fighting for the tigress T 39 who is seen in the videos.
As many are asking about the results. T57 won. Nobody is seriously injured. It was for the tigress T39. Which can be seen there in the video.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) October 16, 2019
According to the report, the tigress is named Noor.
Since being posted, the video has already received over 27 thousand views and scores of comments.
Here's how Twitter users reacted to the video:
Awesome animals. I love to see these beautiful, powerful tigers again and again but not in this way— कपिल मेहरा Kapil mehra (@mehra91kapil) October 16, 2019
Nature can be violent So I can survive— Rick west (@Rickwest20) October 16, 2019
Is it only me or anybody else here who feels they should stop fighting. 😐— Gurudatta Acharya (@acharya27) October 16, 2019
That was the female they fought for, which ran— Venu A. Dhingra (@VenuDhingra) October 17, 2019
Very violent. Can be fatal too.— Siba Mohanty (@Siba_TNIE) October 16, 2019
That was one hell of a fight— Swapnil Deshpande (@swapsd) October 16, 2019
Nature unedited...Magnificent!— Monica Kale (@Monica2566) October 16, 2019
Scary !😨— dr.bharatbhardwaj (@Vrishnivansh) October 16, 2019
Dangerous— hiteshprajapati (@Plprajapati15) October 16, 2019
Explosive! What a sighting captured 👌— Kaustuv Chatterjee (@KaustuvC) October 16, 2019
One of the Twitter users said that she wanted to resolve the disputes of the two tigers.
I so want to resolve their dispute so neither of ‘em is hurt 😌— Smita (@Smitaajay1) October 16, 2019
While another user commented in a humorous way saying that the tigress fled the spot upon being caught cheating.
Tigress fled the scene upon being caught cheating 😀😀😀— Mohan Gajula (@mhngajula) October 16, 2019