Animals are intelligent, and they can often tell things like when someone is pregnant. One woman found this out for herself when she went to the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana.
The woman, Natasha, was 27-weeks pregnant during this trip to the zoo, and it was clear that one of the zoo’s resident tigers noticed.
Natasha’s friends were curious as to why the tiger seemed to be paying so much attention to Natasha. The girls were cooing and “aww-ing” at the sight as Natasha was taking selfies with the tiger who was behind some glass.
“I don’t know whether to laugh or be scared,” said one of the girls who was off camera. “That is so crazy.”
“I want to pet him,” said another.
That’s when one of the girls appeared to catch on to why the tiger was so curious about Natasha.
“Do you think it knows your pregnant?” said one of the girls. “Do you think it’s after you because you’re with a baby?”
Natasha decided to find out if this hypothesis was true, so she stood up on a ledge and pressed her baby bump against the glass toward the tiger.
And there was no ifs, ands, or bellies about it. That tiger was interested in her baby.
The giant cat started sniffing around her baby then began nuzzling up against the glass where her baby bump was before walking off.
“Awwwwwwww,” Natasha said.
The girls were able to prove what a truly remarkable creature the tiger was and how keen his or her senses are.
“We all realized that the tiger was very interested in her baby bump,” Smith-Osborne, who captured the entire encounter on video, told FOX 26.
The video ended up going viral and the zoo also shared it on Facebook saying, “This is why the zoo is here – to help make connections to nature.”
“I am so excited that I was able to capture that sweet moment,” Smith-Osborne said.
Some people who watched the video thought the tiger was looking at Natasha like she was lunch. Others, though, were sure that the tiger was just curious about her baby bump. After all, tigers are just big cats, and we all know how curious cats are.
We’d like to think the tiger had pure feelings toward Natasha. Check out the video below to decide for yourself!
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WATCH: This tiger at Potawatomi Zoo snuggled with her cousin’s “baby bump,” Brittany Osborne said. This is fur real and purffect– http://bit.ly/2sCPhPP
Posted by WSBT-TV on Wednesday, June 21, 2017