Do wild predators like tigers see it as an act of aggression if one tries to push them off a cliff?

– Xochielt Sanchez #xochielt

Answer by Adriana Heguy:

Mammals, unless they are natural flyers or gliders,  have fear of heights. It is instinctual; otherwise what would prevent them from jumping off cliffs? Human beings are also born with fear of heights and falling, it's not simply taught (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/…).

Almost nobody is strong enough to push a tiger off a cliff; a tiger weighs about 800 lbs! So even if the tiger was unconscious, it would take a professional strong man or a bunch of average men to do that.

If the tiger was conscious, well, I don't think I need to tell you what would happen to guy trying to push on a tiger's rump.

Do wild predators like tigers see it as an act of aggression if one tries to push them off a cliff?

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