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Tiger Birth: Rare Footage Of Tiger Cub Being Born (VIDEO)

Tiger Birth

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 04/11/11 03:04 PM ET Updated: 06/11/11 06:12 AM ET

National Geographic may have out-done themselves this time.

The incredible video below is a shot from NatGeo's "Tiger Man Of Africa," which details one man's efforts to create a Tiger population outside their natural habitat. John Varty, whom the documentary follows, has been closely watching the 15 tigers on his reserve over the last two years, recording almost all of their actions.

In the upcoming episode one of the large felines gives birth to cubs, as you can see in the video below. It's a little hard to watch for some, but the outcome is incredible as a baby tiger is introduced to the world.

The event is even more spectacular however, because of how endangered tigers are becoming. With their natural habitats ever more encroached on by growing human populations these cats are having a harder and harder time surviving.

However, at a summit in 2010, a group of 13 countries dedicated $127 million to helping the creatures, aiming to double their population by 2022. Each new birth is a step in that direction.

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