Handraising Twin Tiger Cubs | Tigers About The House | BBC

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Rain RedFox : 01:56 mini roar :3

Graal Classic : The baby Tiger is soo cute 😍

Arabella Adams : it amazing how much the tiger trusts them

Dutch and epic : Youtube = cat videos Bbc youtube = tiger videos, cat videos deluxe

Ch1l1C0nCarnag3 : All these people complaining about the cubs being hand raised clearly didn't listen to the fact that they will be vulnerable to illness, and are likely to die off before reaching adulthood. So having them be hand raised is a way to safeguard the cubs and make sure that any signs of illness could be picked up immediately. It's not about keeping them as "natural" as possible. They aren't wild tigers. They aren't being raised to be put back in the wild. They are being raised to help raise awareness for tiger conservation. That means being more calm and friendly around humans is much better, as it means they can be used for raising awareness.

David C : Everyone in the comments is an animal expert apparently.

snuggles03 : Won't their Mum miss her cubs?

ryan moeller : Such beautiful creatures!! I'm glad the cubs are doing well! We need to do everything we can to protect these magnificent creatures! I want to hand raise some at home too!! I'd do anything to help!! 😁

StormBreaker : It's amazing how the mom allows him be with the Cubs and take care of them

Pizza Thompson : The cubs are the size of my adult cat lol

PinayBeautyAndStyle : guys the cubs are for the breeding program and for the conservation/awareness program. They aren't meant to be placed back in the wild so hand raising them is fine. Hopefully in the future there will be stronger protection laws and there will be enough surplus tiger population for programs like this to release them back in the wild. Until then, they're better off being taken cared of by human experts.

chloe jagger : These tigers are endangered. They’ve got to do anything they can to make sure they reach adulthood.

Jacob Weatherford : atleast tigers aren't like parakeets where they can be perfectly healthy and then suddenly drop dead for no reason darn birds

Valmue : I knew people were going to moan about being hand-raised. Remember that tigers are endangered and that people are trying help counter this. A lot of animals in the wild reject their young if they feel they are weak, and doing this also allows us to learn more about the animals. I do agree that they should be with their mother - but we can't help these animals without taking some hard choices first. Listen 2:18 to 2:46. They even say WHY they're doing this. Remember that these people are experts, not just some random person being all "OH I love tigers, I want to help!" and having no experience.

Shani Black : I disagree with the decision to take the cubs away. I think that step should only be taken when the mother rejects them or if it's obvious that they aren't going to survive or do well

Haniza Comey : 1:56 sound like he's crying..like human babies...so cute

Chloe Kay : I feel the taking away from the mother is more for the humans than for the cubs, they dont need to be hand raised, the mother was doing just fine with them.If you want to keep animals to their truest selves, the less inaction with humans the better.This is why I dont like Zoo's or aquariums , though I love cheetahs, and love to be around them, taking them away from their Mother isnt the proper thing to do, unless the mother isnt taking care of them, then you have no choice but to hand raise them.We want to love and care for these animals, and be close to them because we love them so much. but letting them be free and in their nature environment is the ideal.

麦わら帽子L.V.H : Love all the "vets" and " tiger experts" in the comments. Rewatch the video. They can't risk having the Cubs die, it was a difficult choice plus tigers are endangered they can't have risks.

tieuwest : I love tiger cubs but dislike for the fact that they have to be removed from their mother. Why?

goodsire : Bbc earth. I appreciate a lot of this work, but this is just depressing. These tigers, so young, are being taken away from their mother. It is far more natural to leave them with their mother. What good is their survival in a zoo for the population? There are enough tigers in captivity as it is. I disagree firstly with breeding and next, more importantly, with taking them away. Effort should be put into conservation in the wild, giving back habitat, enforcing anti poaching laws and serious management towards the tiger bone trade. This just seems so pointless. And for bbc earth who produce such great documentaries to support this is really sad. The Tigers probably shouldn't have been born in the first place but they should have definitely not been taken from their mother completely. In the video there seemed to be no threat from mother (she didn't reject them) and could you imagine the controversy of taking a child from a human mother?

Pausen Think : It's a shame to take them from their mother.

Karen Bartlett : If you want the best for these cubs, you should have left them with their mother.

Anjali Rajadhyaksha : I hope the cubs spend their lives in most natural surroundings n not behind cages. The trust tiger mom has shown is amazing. Nice video.

ZanKronKa : No fair I want one, lol.

Classy Wrestler : Baby tigers are so cuttttteeeee .......

Dana garza : this is wrong animal cubs should be with their mothers in the wild... I only feel ok about human intervention when it's been abandoned or injured..

Ashley Ramirez : But why take them away from their mother, in the wild mothers do it all by themselves. They learn everything they need to know from being with their mother.

Lady A : Not understanding all the people championing the "natural" route. Yes, it is more natural to leave the cubs with the mother. But just because it's natural doesn't always mean it's good. Nature is not a nurturing, gentle thing whatsoever. It's a cruel, cutthroat existence that focuses completely on the survival of the fittest idea. What if these sweet babies were deemed "unfit" by nature and then killed? Death is "natural", too, but I don't see anyone saying the cubs should die because it's natural. The fact is, these humans are stepping in and offering a gentler alternative to the harsh reality of nature. As the more intelligent species, it's our responsibility to nurture and protect what nature would not. Nature is beautiful, wonderful, and deserving of the utmost respect. But the uglier sides of nature must also not be forgotten. The tigress is a great mother, but she wouldn't be able to make her babies better if they got sick. She just wouldn't know how. That's not her fault; it's just what she is. Tigers don't understand germs, viruses, illness, or anything like that. But humans do understand those things. These cubs are guaranteed to live now instead of leaving it up to chance. I'd take 100% survival rate over 50% any day. The difference between humans and nature is love. Nature does not love these cubs. Nature is putting them on an obstacle course and saying, "If you fail, you die." These humans, meanwhile, are saying, "Come be happy, warm, and fed without having to be afraid. Here's a snuggly pillow, too." Not all humans use their intelligence for good, and it's horrible, but these humans here are. We as humans have the ability to choose what we do, bad or good. Nature does not choose. It just is.

Sophie Schreiber : It is so ridiculous that they took the Tigers away from the mom. She might have been a first time mom but animals have natural instincts to care for their offspring. I would understand if she rejected the Cubs, but no mention of that. Seems like the zoo just took the Cubs to make a tv show. The zoo in my city lets big cats raise their own children unless there is trouble with health or bonding. This zoo also seems to have too much human/tiger interaction. The zookeepers walk the adult tigers on leashes, which is not okay. The zookeepers also constantly pet the Tigers. Tigers are not pets. They are capable of raising their own young, and do not need human interaction to be healthy animals.

Dr. Spectre : SAVE THE TIGERS!! They are so beautiful! I support centers like this & wish more people realize how cruel the exotic animal trade is!

donna jackson : watching these too are the cutest thing!

Kelvin Nana : how does hand raising them prepare them for the wild ??

eena chan : 1:56 ❤❤❤

liebeistfuralleda : although it seems those tigers are very well treated & taken care of, i still don't understand how removing them from their mother would "ensure their survival at the zoo".. you would think we learned to appreciate mother nature and let her do her job, which she seems quite fitting to do, given that these apex predators didn't have a care in the world until we came around, yet we still feel the need to dabble and control every single little aspect of an animal's life.. i find it invasive, but most of all, insulting.. i am against ALL animals in captivity, althoug i do understand that their dire situation in the wild is frightening and this program comes from a good place in theory, but at least give the animal the respect it commands and allow it to raise her cubs.. if you think about it, we decide where she goes, when she eats, what she eats, how much she eats, how much she can play, what she can play with, etc. and the only natural thing she could have possibly done has now been decided by humans that she isn't fitting to do.. maybe i am wrong and there is an irrefutable reason why they needed to be removed, but last time i checked, tigers in someone's house usually ends up with tragic consequences.. if anyone has any idea WHY they were taken away, please let me know, because as of right now, i don't understand the logic (or rather, lackthereof - there doesn't seem to be any for me, since i don't see it)

Gricelda Ortiz : So cute

Georgia Smyth : They are so cute oh my god I could cry

michelina the lion lady Buonopane : i dont understand why your taking these cubs away from their mother, they're not in the wild, i am very disappointed that your trying to convince us you have to hand raise them there mother was very capable im so sick and tired of pple taking away babies from there natural mother and try to convince us your doing it for their safety for godsakes they only stay with the mother for a couple of years you stated in the wild they wouldn't be safe well ok they aren't in the wild they're in your house!!! i have been studying over almost 40 species n sub-species of the feline and what i see is a selfish choice, maybe this way you now know the mother will go in eastrus this mother didn't reject her babies you made that choice for her!

Kjeksy : so they take the cubs away from their mother then?... so nice of them...

MeganRjones_ !!! : But what about the mother?😕

MrWhataboss23 : Who would dislike this video?

3D pen creations : I love them, I love the noises and I love everything

Richard Parker : Can the cubs go to court when they get older and have those names changed? I would. Cute lil fellers. Good work.

Prince Legion : Exactly when tiger cubs start growing their taste for meat

Gregory Zala : their "future lifes in the zoo" ... yeah what lifes then

phoenix123 : whhy would u hand raise them thats wrong. what if u got taken away from your mother as a newborn

Devin Hunter : Really? Taking them from their mother is the best option? How did the poor mom deal with this? Notice the video just focused on the cute and not the hell the poor mother went through. These cubs werent even six weeks old when they took them from their mom... REALLY sad, actually.

If cats had thumbs : I don't know why this guy is so focussed on developing a bond with the tigers and raising them himself. They're wild animals that should be allowed to follow their instincts and live in the wild. It seems very selfish to make them reliant on humans and essentially ensure that they will never be able to to live free from captivity.

Regina Brooks : messed up to breed in captivity - messed up to take cubes away from mom.. messed up all around.

ladisneyprincesse : That little cub cry at 1:57

Megan Hensley : Stripes is the angriest little tiger cub I have ever seen and I love it.