Tired tiger takes nap in bed after escaping floods by running into family home

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An exhausted female tiger took a well-deserved nap inside a family home, after escaping heavy flooding that had destroyed its wildlife park home.

She desperately fled the Kaziranga National Park in north-eastern India, as floods took hold.

At least 92 animals from the park have died in recent days, so when she rushed into a family home and flopped on to a bed to sleep, she was left alone.

Home owner Motilal and his family spotted the tiger at around 7.30am and quickly raced outside.

The animal got comfy on a bed, resting its head on a pillow and slept for most of the day.

The exhausted female tiger fled the Kaziranga National Park in north-eastern India, as floods took hold

 

According to the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the animal was first spotted next to a road on Thursday morning, just 200 metres away from the national park.

It is thought she was scared of the traffic and sought refuge in the quiet home.

Rathin Barman, who led the rescue operation, spoke to the BBC and said: “She was very exhausted and had a nice day-long nap.

“The great thing was that nobody disturbed her so she could rest. There’s a lot of respect for wildlife in this region.”

The trust hatched a plan to allow the animal to leave the house again safely.

They blocked traffic on the road for over an hour, and set off firecrackers to wake her up.

She eventually left the house at around 5.30pm local time and headed towards the forest.

The Unesco-recognised national park is home to 110 tigers, but none of them have died in the flooding.

Animals killed in the park include 54 hog deer, seven rhinos, six wild boars and one elephant.



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