Eduardo Serio founded the Black Jaguar White Tiger foundation so he could save wild cats from dangerous living conditions and provide them with a second chance.
One day, he learned just how much the animals he rescued appreciated the kind of life he gave them.
He was kneeling down beside a group of lions as they relaxed in the fresh air and sunshine of their sanctuary. A man behind the camera joked with Eduardo as he played on one of the lion’s stomachs as if it were a set of drums. The cat rescuer was certainly having a great time, until the unthinkable happened.
In the video below a sneaking leopard emerges on camera and starts walking towards Eduardo and his lion friends. The leopard is sneaking up on his handler from afar and suddenly breaks into a sprint.
As the leopard rushes toward Eduardo, looking as if he’s ready to attack, a nearby tiger spots his urgency.
The tiger quickly connects the dots and jumps up. He knows his handler needs protection.
Instantly, the large tiger pounces at the leopard, causing him to jump in the air. The leopard dodges the tiger and continues running to Eduardo. Luckily, the cat rescuer turns around just in time.
He freezes at first, but tries to move out of the way once the tiger catches up to the leopard and ruins his tackle.
Let’s just say that this tiger’s love for Eduardo probably saved his life that day.
Leopards are nocturnal animals, meaning they are active at night. During the day, they rest in thick brush or in trees. Leopards are solitary, preferring to live alone. They are very agile and good swimmers. They are able to leap more than 20 feet.
Check out the incredible footage of the sneaking leopard and protective tiger below and please SHARE this story if you think this tiger is as loyal as they come!