Animals

This Is What Happens When Tiger Cubs Meet An Adult Tiger For The First Time

Spot and Stripe are two tiger cubs who were rescued after being abandoned by their mother.

The babies were brought to Australia Zoo, where tiger expert Giles Clark worked with them to introduce the cubs to Maneki, a 9-year-old tiger who has never seen baby tigers. The goal was to give both Maneki and the cubs a different relationship than they had have before.

The BBC documentary "Tigers About the House" captured the meeting and it's nothing short of adorable.

The cubs and Maneki immediately start 'chuffing', which is not only how tigers say hello, but also how mothers comfort their cubs. The chuffing is a good sign that both Spot and Stripe will be accepted by the other tigers at the zoo.

Check out the adorable meeting between Maneki and her new adoptive tiger cubs!

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