Baloo chases off Shere Khan! Bear and tiger in rare standoff in India

Visitors to a national park in northern India captured this incredibly rare interaction between a wild tiger and a bear.

With obvious echoes of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, the clip shows the two animals in a tree with the tiger climbing towards the bear, possibly about to launch an attack

When the bear spies the feline, however, it turns around, lets out a few loud roars and the tiger runs away.

The rare incident was filmed in Ranthambore National Park today (Saturday).