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39 people found this helpful
on 9 June 2008
This DVD (from the BBC series) is truly stunning. It grabs your heart from the first minute and doesn't let go until the end and beyond. It is the story of a female tiger in India and her 4 cubs (2 girls, 2 boys) from when they are 10 days old and we follow them through babyhood, adolesence and watch them as they make their first steps to becoming independent. Most of the filming is done by "trunkcam" which are log shaped cameras that elephants carry on their trunks as they wander through the jungle. The cubs don't seem at all phased by them and indeed are sometimes so intrigued that they get so close that one trunkcam ends up submerged in the pool and being tossed around by an over excited tiger cub!
The DVD is a story, narrated by David Attenborough, rather than bitesize chunks about various animals. It's narrated cleverly so that we feel compelled to keep watching the tigers as they go about their daily business. There are some very funny parts and some sad parts but ultimatley it is a joy to watch them develop into adulthood. I may be bisaed as I am a tiger fanatic but I would wholeheartely recommend this DVD to all.