This Tiger Saves A Man From What Probably Was Going To Be An Ugly Leopard Attack | Purrtacular

This Tiger Saves A Man From What Probably Was Going To Be An Ugly Leopard Attack

Eduardo Serio, a zookeeper at the Mexican Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation was playing with some of the lions when he was in for a little surprise. Behind him, a Leopard was starting to run at the zookeeper until a tiger intercepted him. It’s amazing how Eduardo understood exactly what happened with his back turned but luckily, it was all caught on video.

The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation in Mexico

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Zookeeper Eduardo Serio was playing with the lions one day at the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation in Mexico. The lions were enjoying the attention and appeared more like big house cats than deadly predators.

Right Behind Him

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Right behind him, it’s a different story. The big tiger, Aztlan, changed positions to face the leopard that was hanging out in the background. You can spot the leopard in the top left.

Stalking

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Suddenly, the leopard, Dharma, starts stalking toward the group. Aztlan, sensing something is up and changes positions so he is ready to pounce.

Leopard Starts Running

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The leopard starts running towards Serio and the lions. Before Serio has even registered what’s going on Aztlan springs into action.

Attack Foiled

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Just as soon as Dharma starts running, Aztlan, the tiger comes to the rescue.

Defender

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Serio still hasn’t realized the scene unfolding behind him as it’s all happening within a split second.

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Dodge

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When Serio notices what’s going on, he quickly jumps up and turns around, dodging the oncoming leopard and the tiger who’s trying to stop it.

Bad Leopard

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The tiger tackles the leopard right where Serio had been sitting. As Aztlan swats at Dharma, so does Serio. The zookeeper chastises the leopard for trying to attack.

‘Gracias’

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He then turns to Aztlan, gives the tiger a pat, and thanks him for defending him. “Gracias.”

Full footage of the tiger defending a zookeeper

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