A video of a tiger taking a bath in a tub at a coffee plantation in Coorg, Karnataka, has gone viral on social media.
A video of a tiger checking out a tub before jumping inside it to cool himself is being widely circulated on social media. The video was reportedly captured at a coffee plantation in Coorg.
In the one-minute-and-49-second clip, a tub can be seen placed on the ground. A tiger enters the frame and checks around to see if it’s safe to take a bath in it. Once sure, he jumps into the tab and enjoys himself.
“What a beautiful WhatsApp forward. The tiger is really enjoying himself. This unique moment was captured at a coffee plantation in Coorg in Southern India,” the video is captioned.
The video is doing rounds across social media platforms including WhatsApp and Facebook. One user said, “He is checking it out to make sure it’s a bath tub.” Another wrote, “Adorable, like a King in his bath tub.”
This is not the first time that a mesmerising video of a tiger has surfaced online. In September, a video of a tiger dragging its prey with its mouth after killing had gone viral. The video was shared by Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Susanta Nanda on Twitter. The tiger was seen dragging a cow with its mouth to a spot where it could devour the prey. The video was captured by wildlife filmmaker Suyash Keshari at Bandhavgarh National Park in Garhpuri, Madhya Pradesh.
“The strength of the tiger is awe inspiring. It drags a cow through the sheer power of its mouth. Not without the reason that it’s the king,” Nanda had captioned the video.
Keshari said that the video is “one of the rarest tiger footage captured on film!”