Tiger Chews on 360-Degree Camera While It Records

A Sumatran tiger at a United Kingdom zoo strolled up to a Nikon KeyMission 360 camera, swatted it down from its perch on the fence, and chewed it up a bit. Needless to say, the KeyMission survived and safely protected the memory card with the footage in the process.

Russell Edwards, the photographer that set up the camera at Dayton Manor Park's zoo in the United Kingdom, wrote on YouTube:

The video captures the female tiger Dora getting very curious with the kit. To my amazement the kit survived apart from the 'lookalike' Joby GorillaPod that the tiger treated like its doomed prays bones, with literally only a few noticeable tiger teeth marks on the KM360.

Edwards placed the camera eight to nine feet high, according to the video post, but Dora walked right up to it as though she knew she was being recorded (or, perhaps more likely, hoping it was a snack) and pulled it straight down. After a bit of chewing on the camera, its seems she gave up and left it to be retrieved. As this video was recorded in 360-degrees, it certainly provides a more unique and uncommon vantage point of what it's like to be eaten by a tiger.

[via NikonRumors]

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It's not 360. They certainly filmed it in 360 but uploaded it as an equirectangular video file. Huge fail. It's the VR equivalent of vertical video.