VIDEO: Tigers attack drone they mistake for a bird in China

The video shows a streak of tigers chasing the drone before one leaps into the air and tries to capture it.

While it doesn't quite succeed, the tiger gets a good enough handle on it to prevent it flying properly, and knock it to the ground - cueing a gang of others to gather around in anticipation of food.

The tigers clearly assume the drone is a bird - another CCTV clip shows them chasing an actual bird that landed in their enclosure - and are confused when they are unable to eat it.

One is seen enthusiastically chewing on it in an attempt to get to the 'meat'. Others realise it isn't an animal and lose interest, before the drone erupts in smoke.