Watch the Youngest Wild Tiger Cubs Ever Caught on Film

Filming tigers in the wild is notoriously difficult: They're steadfastly elusive and understandably protective of their cubs. That's why BBC One decided to use elephants, equipped with spy cameras, to film this tiger brood in India's Pench National Park.

The cubs—seen in the video adorably tripping all over themselves and stumbling about—are only ten days old, and just like human multiples, they're proving to be too much work for their overstressed mother.

Footage of wild tigers that are this young has never been captured before.

As part of BBC One's Tiger—Spy in the Jungle series, the show, and its elephant camera crew, tracks the life of the four cubs from infancy into adulthood over the course of three years.

Series producer John Downer told BBC News that using elephants as cameramen is a historical first. "It is a bit of a bonkers idea, and in my wildest dreams, when I thought about the challenges of filming tigers, I never thought we would succeed in doing what we did in this way, but now it seems the most natural thing in the world."

According to the World Wildlife Fund, tiger populations are at an all-time low globally, with only about 3,000 remaining in the wild. As activists continue to fight for their survival, footage like this serves as a reminder that these animals deserve our protection and respect.