The tiger was a one of the creatures which had a role in Shiroi Senshi Yamato manga.
Shiroi Senshi Yamato
The tiger had escaped from its cage after the truck had an accident on a bridge which collapsed when they were on the way to the zoo. When Yamato and Habu had caught a flying squirrel on their hunt, the tiger appeared to them. Habu fought the tiger but was wounded when it slashed the collie and also snatched the prey from Yamato. The wounded and furious collie attacked the tiger and fought very hard until Habu disembowelled the creature. As a result, both of them had died from heavy wounds.
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