Incredible upclose clip captures terrifying noise of two tigers fighting for their lives

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The footage, taken at a tiger sanctuary in South Africa, begins showing the two giant cats circling each other while growling ominously.

Suddenly one of the creatures launches a vicious attack on its lighter-skinned rival as the cacophony of roars comes to a violent climax.

The pair tussle fiercely before the dominant, darker cat pins its opponent to the floor.

It rakes the stricken animal across the chest with its giant claws, causing the sound of tearing fur to ring out through the air.

After another 20 seconds the pair lie motionless on the floor, breathing heavily in order to recover for the next vicious round of fighting.

The full clip lasts for more than four minutes, leaving the lighter-skinned tiger bloodied and defeated as his rival basks in the sun.

The clip has been seen by more than 400,000 people since it was uploaded to YouTube.

“How can they seemingly be fighting a fight to the death and the next moment one of them is calmly sitting in front of the other?” said one viewer.

“Hearing the flesh rip made me flinch,” wrote another.

“I’m sure the teeth hurt and probably do the most damage but damn, those things have so many claws and they”re so big too!”

The clip comes after horrifying video emerged showing a tiger escaping from its enclosure at a zoo in India.

Seven visitors were injured in the rampage, which lasted for more than an hour.