Terrifying video captures a tiger chasing shrieking tourists in an open top safari bus in India – as guide claims the big cat was just ‘playing’
- Group of tourists were on safari at Tadoba National Park, in Maharashtra, India
- Tigress follows their vehicle and jogs to keep up with them around sharp corners
- Park official said Choti Madhu would have pounced if she wanted to hurt them
A group of terrified tourists fled for their lives after a tigress started to chase their safari bus.
The tourists were on a jungle safari at Tadoba National Park, in Maharashtra, India, when the animal started to run after them.
In the footage, recorded by one of the people on board, the worried people can be heard shrieking as the tigress jogs to keep up with their vehicle.
The tigress (right) follows the terrified tourists (left) during their safari at Tadoba National Park in India
As they sharply turn the corners the animal keenly follows them and refuses to stop her pursuit.
The tigress chases them for some time down the muddy track before the car appears to speed up and the video ends.
A couple of people can be heard nervously laughing at the end of the clip and sighing, suggesting that the tiger had given up and the safari car was in the clear.
Despite the tourists concern and official of the park said they had nothing to be scared about and if the tigress had wanted to hurt them she would have pounced.
She chases them around the corners (left) and jogs to keep up with the bus. Some of the people (right) can be heard shrieking as the tigress follows them
The official said: ‘The tigress Choti Madhu is a sub adult cub. She chased the tourists just playfully and not to attack.
‘If she really wanted to attack, she would have pounced on the vehicle.’
The incident happened on September 12 although the video has recently surfaced online.
The Tadoba National Park is Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park. It was created in 1995 and the area of the Reserve is 625.40 square kilometres.