Tigers Taste Technology
Video footage of a habitat for these rare felines in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province shows them meandering about until they catch sight of a reporter’s drone used to film with a camera buzzing around.
The chubby tigers played cat and mouse with the drone until a two or three-year-old tiger swiped at the camera, a large paw filling its screen before losing signal.
The group proceeded to tear the drone apart, with one literally chewing on the gadget as if it was a bird of prey.
Unlike a bird, the drone started to give off smoke, which scared off the surrounding tigers.
Staff members of the park in a well-protected vehicle then went to pick up the remains of the drone.
Don’t worry. Although they seem overweight, Liu Dan, chief engineer with the Siberian Tiger Park, said they weigh within their normal range.
The park increased the tigers’ food intake to keep out the cold in winter. It won’t be as necessary to feed them as much during spring as it is in winter. Experts predict that they will once again be lean in about two months.
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