You can take an animal out of the wild, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to lose their natural instincts.
One couple discovered this while visiting the tiger enclosure at a zoo in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. After sitting and observing the beautiful creatures from behind the glass – they learned they were actually being stalked by one of the tigers.
Luckily, a man was filming because it turned into a viral moment!
Ah, the zoo. It’s the perfect family outing where you’re guaranteed lots of exercise, all while getting a close look into the animal kingdom. Typically you walk away with good memories (and maybe a little sunburn too).
Everyone has their own favorite exhibits when making a zoo trip – but it seems like many people are fascinated by the ferocious animals. In the video below, a couple of patrons are actually settled down on the ground so they can watch the Bengal tigers.
The footage comes from the Irvine Park Zoo where a white tiger named Lulu lives.
A guy with a camera begins talking to the couple, taking their attention away from Lulu who’s lurking in the background.
He tells them, “Don’t look,” because he wants to show them what happens when people turn away from the majestic beasts. No different than if they were in the wild – tigers have the instinct to stalk their prey. And in this case, Lulu was staring at the zoo-goers like they were tasty snacks!
The man shares what’s going on behind their backs.
He tells the people:
“Because you’re not looking up she’s actually stalking you right now…”
Okay, that would be a little freaky even with the glass! Bengal tigers can weigh as much as 500-pounds, and they hunt their unsuspecting prey at night – creeping up and pouncing on them. According to National Geographic, if a tiger is hungry enough, it can eat up to 60-pounds in a night.
However, the woman doesn’t seem bothered learning she’s being stalked by a tiger, responding that it’s “awesome.” You’re braver than I!
The man with the camera continues talking and distracting the people, allowing Lulu to find just the right moment.
“Besides my videos that I’ve done here of her jumping onto the thing with me – you can go online and see all the videos too of people turning their backs to tigers. And that is when they pounce.”
She doesn’t think it’s going to happen to her though.
With a quick internet search, you really can find different clips of animals trying to attack zoo-goers through the glass. The woman responds that she’s heard about those types of videos, but doesn’t think a tiger is going to come charging the window.
It couldn’t have been timed any better.
Right at that moment, the white tiger goes in for the pounce! The man gives her a slight warning so she’ll turn and look.
Her reaction is priceless.
When the woman looks into the enclosure, she sees the big animal right in front of her and screams. Surely if the glass wasn’t there, she would have been lunch!
Yep, she was quite frightened.
The woman’s heart appears to be racing after the “surprise attack” and she says, “That scared me!” Next time she goes to the zoo and a stranger reveals a tiger is stalking her – well, perhaps she won’t continue looking away!
Press play on the video below to see Lulu give the woman a good scare that she’ll probably never forget!
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