These are the photos of a wild tiger that escaped flooding by jumping into a garage and relaxing on the bed inside.
The startling images were taken after the state government reportedly confirmed the Kaziranga National Park in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam is completely underwater due to serious flooding caused by heavy rainfall.
Officials from the Wildlife Trust India posted the photos online and they said that the tiger had been spotted near a national highway outside the park when it jumped towards a garage.
The trust said the lion had taken refuge in the garage and photos show the big cat lying on a bed in the room.
Local vet Samshul Ali is reportedly working alongside the Assam Forest Department to figure out a plan to have the tiger tranquilised as it is “relaxing on a bed”.
Local media previously reported that 1,000 soldiers have been deployed in the state to rescue residents from the rising floodwaters as heavy rainfall continues.
Kaziranga National Park is located on the Brahmaputra river’s floodplain and is home to the largest population in the world of Indian rhinoceroses (Rhinoceros unicornis) which are listed as ‘Vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.
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