Tiger vs pigeon pictures from Bedfordshire's Whipsnade Zoo are simply amazing

Who would win if a tiger took on a pigeon? Well Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable found out.

By Paige Brown
Monday, 11th March 2019, 10:03 am
Updated Monday, 11th March 2019, 10:05 am
Tiger vs Pigeon at Whipsnade Zoo
Tiger vs Pigeon at Whipsnade Zoo

A series of pictures from Whipsnade show the huge and beautiful big cat stalking a brave pigeon who decided the tiger enclosure at the popular zoo was a good place to stop for a rest. As the tiger gets close enough it pounces but the pigeon's reactions were too fast and he got away just in the nick of time. You can see the amazing pictures in our gallery here.

The Amur Tiger family
He waits. That's what he does.
Tiger spots the pigeon on his turf
Using the branches as cover the tiger advances towards the pigeon
Slowly and silently makes his way over a log still hidden by the branches
Creeping ever closer as he gets ready to pounce
The pigeon bursts into flight to try and evade the pouncing tiger
Tiger leaps towards the pigeon but the little bird is too quick and jets away
Picture perfect image shows just how close the pigeon came to certain death.
Whipsnade Zoo