When we think of tigers, we usually think of menacing creatures of the jungle, attacking prey. But this video shows the softer side of the species.

Using hidden cameras, the London Zoo captured the moments immediately after Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to her first child. Within seconds of entering the world, the cub crawled and stumbled around, taking its first steps towards its exhausted mom. The two quickly bonded as Melati lovingly licked her cub.

Sumatran tigers are endangered, with fewer than 400 in the world, making this birth all the more special.

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