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Tiger And Bear’s Extraordinary 15-Minute Brawl Caught On Camera At A Nature Park In India

Who came out as the winner?

A tiger and a bear engaging in a fight is something that we don’t see every day. But on Wednesday, naturalist Akshay Kumar managed to film the rare moment when the predator and an insectivore clashed.

The violent brawl happened at the Tadoba National Park in India’s Western Maharashtra state and involved a female sloth bear and a male tiger.

While leading a tourist safari, Kumar and the group spotted the two animals battling it out.

Witnesses said the fight was started by the tiger.

Kumar told the Associated Press that the tiger was drinking from a waterhole when the sloth bear arrived at the spot with her cub. But the male tiger, named Matkasur, believed that his territory has just been invaded and so resorted to defending it.

Matkasur was even seen locking the mother sloth bear on the neck with its teeth.

Based on the footage released, the tiger had the upper hand, repeatedly locking the bear down with its jaw. But somehow, it wasn’t enough to put down the fierce mother sloth bear.

She fought back harder not only to save herself but also her cub. Dr Anish Andheria, President of Wildlife Conservation Trust, said that the tiger had a difficulty taking down the sloth bear and having a tight grip on her because she has long fur.

“As you can see in the video, the sloth bear was so exhausted. They can’t outrun tigers. The only thing that saves the bear is the hair on the body, because tiger doesn’t get a grip.”

Sloth bears don't usually prey on other animals as their diet mostly consists of insects.

Kumar believes that the only reason the mother sloth bear fought back was that she’s protecting her young. Kumar described the rare moment as a “severe” fight between the two. The battle lasted for almost 15 minutes, with both animals suffering from injuries.

Watch the video below to see how the tiger vs bear fight ends.

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Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend

The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!

One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.

The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players.

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Whale Found Dead In Thailand Had Over 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach

The poor whale starved to death.

A pilot whale died in Southern Thailand and scientists have found the alarming cause of the death. Apparently, the whale had 80 plastic bags in its stomach, which caused the animal to starve to death.

A week ago, the pilot whale was found clinging to life up a canal in Songkhla province, near the Malaysian border. Conservation officials tried to save the whale's life for days. They used buoys to keep it afloat and umbrellas to provide a shield from the sun.

After five days of endless effort, the whale vomited pieces of plastic.

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