23. Up Close and Personal

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We have to admit that getting up close and personal with a tiger isn’t really up there on our priority list. Not only are they unpredictable wild animals, but they don’t seem to play well with others either.

22. One Special Lady?


For one woman, a fun day at the zoo turned into a bewildering encounter with a tiger, which might make you think twice about how safe you are visiting the local zoo. What until you see what happens!

21. The Perfect Killing Machine

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Tigers are known for their strong and muscular bodies, which help propel them towards prey at neck breaking speeds. Their large heads combined with extremely powerful jaws create the perfect killing machine when out in the wild.

20. Tiger Facts

Tigers are also the largest species in the cat family, reaching up to 11 feet in length. To say you wouldn’t want to come across a hungry tiger, would be an understatement.

19. Types Of Tigers


Like all species, there are subspecies of tigers found all over the world. The subspecies include: The Bengal Tiger, Indochinese Tiger, Malayan Tiger, Siberian Tiger, South China Tiger, and the Sumatran Tiger.

18. This Special Tiger


Britney Osborn decided to go to the zoo one afternoon with her cousin, Natasha. The two women decided to attend a special event being held by the Potawatomi Zoo, which was called “Wine On The Wild Side”. This is where she got the chance to personally meet a magnificent tiger.

17. The Potawatomi Zoo


The Tigers are one of the zoo’s main attractions, and it’s for good reason. As you soon will see, this Indiana zoo was home to one of the most interesting tiger’s known to man…

16. Too Close, Thanks

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Getting close to a tiger is never a safe or smart thing to do, but luckily the tiger was in an enclosure, keeping both of them safe. However, being pregnant can make your safety sensors go into overdrive in order to ensure the safety of your baby.

15. Facts I Bet You Didn’t Know


Did you know that a group of tigers is called an ‘ambush’? And they get that name for good reason, as they ambush their prey. Although they are fierce predators, they’re also extremely loving mothers. They usually keep their cubs with them for two years before separating, something not all wild animals do. A sad but true fact that we think is also important to share, is that there are more tigers held as pets than there are in the wild…something we would like to see change in the near future.

14. A Day at the Zoo

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Brittany was 27 weeks pregnant when she decided a nice day at the zoo was just what the doctor ordered. While the overall day was fun, it was what occurred at the tiger enclosure that is nothing short of amazing.

13. Dang, They’re Fast


Although Brittany was protected by a thick glass wall, the sheer force of a tiger makes it hard to believe they can’t break right through. After all, tigers can run up to 40mph and can jump over 5 meters when necessary. But as the tiger approached, it appeared to be less aggressive and more interested…

12. A Curious Tiger

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After sitting down to rest her legs, one of the tigers ran up to the glass partition separating them. While most of the zoo animals tend to ignore their human admirers, this tiger was more than just a little curious when it came to pregnant Brittany.

11. The Perfect Photo Op

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At first, Brittany was slightly alarmed. Did the tiger want to attack her? Thankfully, those fears were quickly eased when the tiger began to rub his face on the glass. Talk about a perfect photo op moment!

10. A Whiny Tiger

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The tiger showed no signs of being aggressive whatsoever, in fact, he was whining and trying to paw at the glass to get to Brittany. Did he see her as an appetizer or did he truly want some cuddle time?

9. Amusing


Regardless, Brittany’s friends were amused, to say the least. It was quite the sight to see in real time–something they will remember forever!

8. Belly Obsession

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Showing more affection as time goes on, Brittany stood up to show the tiger her pregnant belly. To say the animal was obsessed, would be an understatement. The tiger was visibly enamored by her baby bump.

7. Pregnancy Pheromones

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According to experts who watched the video, it was concluded that the tiger could have possibly been smelling certain pheromones that are released during pregnancy. With Brittany being so far along, the pheromones were intoxicating to the large tiger.

6. Tiger Attacks 101

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In the wild, most tigers avoid any contact with humans. However, statistics have shown that tigers cause more human deaths through direct attacks than other mammals. This is due to their lack of interaction with people on a daily basis.

5. A Strong Bond

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The bond between a mother tiger and her baby is a strong one. In fact, other animals in the wild will not attack a tiger cub due to the protective nature of the mother. Is it possible that this tiger was bonding with Brittany’s unborn child?

4. To Be Scared or To Laugh?

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One woman featured in the video is overheard saying, “I don’t know whether to laugh or be scared.” Honestly, we feel the same way. Thankfully, that is some seriously thick glass.

3. No Laughing Matter

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We’ve seen one too many tiger attack videos on YouTube, let’s just say, they ain’t pretty! Normally, tigers are majestic and slightly terrifying, but this sure is one cuddly tiger, we have to admit.

2. No Intentions of Attack

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Thankfully, this tiger had no intentions of trying to attack and was just seeking out some love and affection. Somehow, the tiger knew there was a precious little one in their presence. This truly is a magical experience between man and beast.

1. Curiosity or Hunger?

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What do you think? Is the tiger simply curious about Brittany’s belly or is it possible there is a more sinister plot afoot?