Tigers versus drone: no contest!

Here’s a bunch of Siberian tigers (Panthera tigris altaica: there’s only one species of tiger; all the named versions are subspecies) in a Chinese “tiger park” being photographed by a drone. Although they’re largely fat and out of shape, they take the gadget down handily in the last bit of the video.

I wish they didn’t fence in these magnificent beasts, which have large territories in the wild. Perhaps they’d go extinct without this kind of captivity, but sometimes I think that would be the best alternative if they or their descendants can never be put back in the wild.

11 Comments

  1. eliz20108
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I read another news story which reports that these tigers are on a tiger farm where the tigers are kept to be slaughtered.

    • Ann German
      Posted February 25, 2017 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

      yes, in the next post

    • Posted February 25, 2017 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

      NOOOOOOO!!!!! OMG, had I known that I wouldn’t have posted that, or would have mentioned that. It’s disgusting.

      • Geoff Toscano
        Posted February 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

        That’s really sad. Such magnificent animals, bred and butchered for no reason.

    • Posted February 26, 2017 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

      If this practice keeps the species surviving, it’s worth it. Cattle are far from an endangered species, but how many species of totally-wild cattle can you name? As to whether a long-“domesticated” species can be successfully returned to the wild, have you never seen or read “Born Free”? For that matter, have you never heard of feral dogs, cats, pigs, goats or horses? The only people who seriously think that death/extinction is better than being domesticated are the PETA perverts, and they’ve been declared “domestic terrorists” in several states — for good reason.

  2. Edmund B. Fitzgerald
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Hello Jerry:

    There’s more to this video:

    Thanks for all you do!

    Sincerely,

    Edmund Fitzgerald

    *********************

    • Ann German
      Posted February 25, 2017 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

      I just read this follow up about the sad state of these beautiful animals . . . seems almost inevitable that anything like this has a dark underbelly . . . what a shame!

  3. Diane G.
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    sub

  4. nwalsh
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Bloody oriental superstition is no friend of the animal kingdom.

  5. Martin Levin
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    This makes me ill. Perhaps these most magnificent creatures can hold out unti human become extinct.

  6. Posted February 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Well that was interesting ! =^..^=


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