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Dramatic leopard attack foiled by loyal tiger

He had no idea he was being stalked.
The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation

A tiger saves his keeper in a dramatic encounter with a leopard at a big cat sanctuary in Mexico.

The video starts with Eduardo Serio hanging out with 6 white lions, rubbing their bellies chatting to them. Several tigers can be seen wandering in the background.

Eduardo petting a white lion
White lion enjoying a belly rub. (Credit: The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation)
Atzlan is in the background relaxing
The tiger, Aztlan relaxes behind Eduardo. (Credit: The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation)

Just behind Eduardo the tiger Atzlan lazes on his side. The only clue something is about to happen is when Atzlan shifts into a crouch – watching Dharma the leopard approach.

Atzlan watching Dharma the leopard.
Aztlan spots Dharma approach and shifts into a crouch. (Credit: The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation)
Dharma runs at Eduardo and Aztlan leaps to the rescue.
Eduardo is oblivious to the action behind him. (Credit: The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation)

Suddenly Dharma breaks into a run – clearly on a path for Eduardo. Leaping into action, Atzlan intercepts Dharma, who runs around and comes at Eduardo, playfully clawing at his shorts.

Aztlan leaps to intercept Dharma
Dharma leaps out of the way of Aztlan’s intercept. (Credit: The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation)
Dharma continues to come at Eduardo.
With Aztlan hot on his heels, Dharma continues to come at Eduardo. (Credit: The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation)
Dharma gets a hold of Eduardo's shorts.
Dharma gets a hold of Eduardo’s shorts. (Credit: The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation)

A quick reprimand reminds Dharma who is the boss, and the video ends with Eduardo thanking Atzlan for having his back.

Eduardo telling off Dharma
Eduardo scolds Dharma while Aztlan looks on. (Credit: The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation)

Eduardo established The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation in Monterrey, Mexico in 2014. To date Eduardo has helped rescue and care for over 240 big cats including leopards, lions, pumas, and tigers. Many have lived lives of exploitation and abuse in zoos and circuses.

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