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Melbourne Zoo: Hidden camera captures tiger’s leap for breakfast

KATHRYN POWLEY, February 9, 2017 4:30PM Herald Sun

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A TIGER at Melbourne Zoo has provided a rare and chilling perspective of what it must be like to be about to be devoured.

Sumatran tiger Hutan, who turned seven yesterday, effortlessly leapt 5m straight up a tree to snaffle a piece of beef for breakfast and to glare directly into the Herald Sun’s concealed camera, providing a “prey’s eye view”.

Hutan’s alert hunter’s eyes, gold and black markings, sharp claws, wiry white whiskers and raw physical power are shown in vivid detail.

Zoo staff were delighted with the images and video of the 120kg cat in action.

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