Petting Zoo: Siberian Tigers vs. Drone
What happens when you combine ferocious Siberian tigers with modern technology? Bouncing, pouncing, and even a bit of trouncing.
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 drone with a camera buzzing around.
The rather chubby tigers played cat and mouse with the drone until a 2 or 3-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.
This isn't the only small victory tigers have recently racked up. In 2016, the World Wildlife Fund announced that for the first time in a century the population of tigers in the wild rose, getting a 20 percent boost in numbers since 2010.
That said, Siberian tigers remain endangered, threatened by poaching and loss of habitat.