The beginning of life is a beautiful thing.
BBC Earth has incredible footage of a mother Tiger giving birth. Giles Clark, a British Tiger expert and Head of Big Cats at Australia Zoo was by the side of the mother during the birth.
When the first cub is born, it doesn’t immediately begin breathing. It’s difficult for Clark to not step in.
Luckily, motherly instincts kick in. Mom begins to lick her newborn, simulating breathing. It seemed like hours but eventually the newborn cub started to breathe.
It wasn’t long until the second cub was born.
Mom and babies are healthy. How incredible is this video?