Group of rare tigers found in Thailand
Media playback is unsupported on your device

'Miraculous' discovery of rare tigers in eastern Thailand

29 March 2017 Last updated at 09:17 BST

A new population of the critically-endangered Indochinese tiger has been found in a national park in eastern Thailand.

A small group with at least six cubs were discovered in the jungle.

They were filmed by conservationists using special camera traps, which are triggered using motion sensors.

Poaching and the loss of habitat has reduced the global population of this rare species to under 250.

Conservationists said the success was due to an increase in anti-poaching efforts in Thailand.

John Goodrich, tiger programme director at wild cat conservation group, Panthera, said, "The extraordinary rebound of eastern Thailand's tigers is nothing short of miraculous."