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A motorcyclist barely escaped their lives after a tiger was chasing them in South India

Terrifying moment motorcyclist escapes death after being chased by a TIGER in India

  • Motorcyclists barely escaped with their lives after the tiger jumped out of the forest
  • Shocking images were filmed in Nagarhole National Park, India
  • Earlier this year, three people were killed next to the park, including a 60-year-old
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A motorcyclist barely escaped their lives after a tiger jumped out of the forest and chased them.

Footage shows the big cat, who can walk around 40 km / h, catches up the bike and tries to grab his wheel before he dives back into the forest.

The near-mass was filmed on the edge of Nagarhole National Park, South India, where 72 Bengal tigers live.

At the beginning of this year, one of the park's tigers killed three people, including a 28-year-old and a 60-year-old man, before it was captured and calmed by officials.

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A motorcyclist barely escaped their lives after a tiger was chasing them in South India

The big cat seemed to be trying to grab the bicycle wheel before he stormed back into the woods. Bengal tigers are known to run at speeds of up to 40 km / h

The big cat seemed to be trying to grab the bicycle wheel before he stormed back into the woods. Bengal tigers are known to run at speeds of up to 40 km / h

A motorcyclist barely escaped their lives after a tiger chased them in South India, on the edge of Nagarhole National Park

The big cat snarled racing across the road right on the motorcyclist. Bengal tigers in the area are known to have killed people in the past

The big cat snarled racing across the road right on the motorcyclist. Bengal tigers in the area are known to have killed people in the past

The big cat snarled racing across the road right on the motorcyclist. Bengal tigers in the area are known to have killed people in the past

Terrifying images show that the predator drives into the woods while the engine roars past.

He is loading straight onto the machine and seems to be trying to grasp the wheel.

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Then, after playing for five seconds, the big cat darts back into the forest.

In addition to the attacks this year, two farmers on the edge of the park were killed in 2015 by a male tiger.

One was a woman who had grazed her cattle at the time.

In 2013, local media reported that four people had been killed in the park and neighboring Bandipur.

A 55-year-old farmer was shot outside of Bandipur, while a ranger in Nagarhole was killed after answering a call overnight.

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Two villagers were also killed outside villages next to the parks.

The tiger is preparing to jump out of the bushes and meet the cyclist in a frightening five-second encounter. Earlier this year, three people were killed by tigers in the area

The tiger is preparing to jump out of the bushes and meet the cyclist in a frightening five-second encounter. Earlier this year, three people were killed by tigers in the area

The tiger is preparing to jump out of the bushes and meet the cyclist in a frightening five-second encounter. Earlier this year, three people were killed by tigers in the area

In both cases, the authorities attempted to capture the tigers and have them shot or discussed and locate them in zoos.

In the most recent attacks, the tiger allegedly started attacking people because of an injury, meaning that it could not chase its normal prey.

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The Bengal tiger is in danger, according to the red list of the IUCN, whose population is said to be declining.

The habitat is also & # 39; severely fragmented & # 39; because of the presence of people, which means that the big cats now only live in small areas in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.

The video is popular on social media after it was uploaded yesterday afternoon.

Bengal tiger

Bengal tiger woman pictured by a temple in Ranthambore, North India

Bengal tiger woman pictured by a temple in Ranthambore, North India

Bengal tiger woman pictured by a temple in Ranthambore, North India

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This big cat is mostly found in India, but also lives in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar.

Despite being considered endangered, it is the most numerous of all tiger species, with more than 2500 specimens in the world.

After India created tiger reserves in the 1970s, the population stabilized.

However, with the growth in poaching for the trade in Chinese medicines in East Asia, in addition to loss of prey and conflicts with humans, the big cat is still considered risky.

Before the international ban on the trade in tigers in 1993, tiger peoples were decimated by poaching and trade.

Despite the ban, the illegal demand for tigers such as status symbols, decorative items and folk healings has increased dramatically, leading to a new poaching crisis.

Loss of prey animals such as deer and antelopes, which are also poached for meat and trade, and because they compete with farmers' cattle, has also endangered the big cats.

Source: WWF

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