This footage shared online by a billionaire Indian automobile tycoon shows two tigers roaming up and down a road in India and holding up the traffic.
The footage, which is going viral on Twitter, was shot by Indian automobile tycoon Anand Mahindra, who shared it online, although it is currently unclear where exactly in India the images were filmed.
The businessman’s company is known for vehicles such as the “cheater inspired” Mahindra XUV500, and he jokingly captioned his Twitter post with the footage “So our XUV isn’t the only big cat on the highway… Magnificent.”
The footage showing the two tigers, whose exact subspecies is unknown, has already notched up nearly 250,000 views on Twitter after the businessman shared it on 22nd August.
As the video begins, a tiger can be seen emerging from the undergrowth by the side of the road. A child can be heard whining in apparent fear as the big cat approaches the vehicle from where the video is being shot. A second tiger then emerges from the side of the road.
But instead of appearing to act aggressively, the tigers seem more curious than anything else, casually roaming up and down the road and past the stopped vehicle.
Headlights further down the road indicates that another car has also stopped as its driver waits for the road to be clear again.
Anand Mahindra, 66, is the chairman of the Mahindra Group, a car manufacturer based in Mumbai, India. It is a major competitor of Tata Motors and is valued at over USD 10 billion.
As of 2020, Anand Mahindra’s had a net worth of USD 1.6 billion, according to Forbes.
Tigers holding the traffic in Western Maharashtra state highway in India. Tigers holding the traffic in Western Maharashtra state highway in India.
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