Ferocious fight between bear and tiger caught on camera

A rare fight between a bear and a tiger at a national park in western India has been caught on camera.

Visitors to the Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra state filmed in the incident, which began when the tiger attacked the female sloth bear and her cub.

Witnesses told local media the tiger had been cooling off in a watering hole when the bears arrived.

The tiger then attacked the mother bear in an attempt to defend its territory.

However, the bear's long fur meant the tiger couldn't pin it down.

"The bear was so exhausted. They can't outrun tigers," Dr Anish Andheria, President of Wildlife Conservation Trust told NDTV.

"The only thing that saves the bear is the hair on the body, because tiger doesn't get a grip."

Watching the video, it isn't too long before the bear escapes the tiger's grasp and charges forward, forcing the tiger to retreat.