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Series following British tiger expert Giles Clark as he hand rears Sumatran tiger cubs at home. The cubs struggle through their first crucial weeks.

Series following British tiger expert Giles Clark as he hand rears the most genetically important captive Sumatran tigers in the world. To ensure their survival he takes them home to live with his boisterous family, where he gives them round the clock care. This is a unique look at the first six months of the most critically endangered tigers on earth, revealing the crucial early development of tiger cubs. Can Giles give the cubs the start they need, and can the cubs help save their species from the brink of extinction?

Spot and Stripe are Sumatran tiger cubs born at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, and are genetically the most important youngsters of their species in the world. To help give them the best start, the first four months of their lives are spent in the home of their keeper and tiger expert, Giles Clark.

Growing up in a suburban Australian family home, where they are completely reliant on their foster dad Giles, brings trials, tribulations and real hope for the future of their species. As these cubs struggle through their first crucial weeks, Giles embarks upon the toughest parenting job of his life.

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Wed 28 Aug 2019 16:15

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    Youth

  • Rae Morris

    Way Back When

  • Christina Perri

    Distance

  • Arlissa

    Ghosts

  • Brandon Flowers

    On The Floor

  • Gabrielle Aplin

    Human

  • Gabrielle Aplin

    Home

  • Eliza Doolittle

    Go Home

  • Gabrielle Aplin

    Panic Cord

  • Coldplay

    Reign of Love

  • Eliza Doolittle

    A Smokey Room

  • Frank Turner

    The Way I Tend To Be

  • James Morrison

    Love is Hard

  • P!nk

    Beam Me Up

  • Paloma Faith

    Agony

  • Courteeners

    Money

  • Bastille

    Things We Lost In The Fire

  • 00:00

    Bastille

    Pompeii

  • 00:01

    Bastille

    Pompeii

  • 00:18

    Daughter

    Youth

  • 00:24

    Paloma Faith

    Agony

  • 00:34

    Eliza Doolittle

    Go Home

  • 00:34

    Eliza Doolittle

    Go Home

  • 00:38

    Frank Turner

    The Way I Tend To Be

  • 00:38

    Gabrielle Aplin

    Panic Cord

  • 00:39

    Bastille

    Things We Lost In The Fire

  • 00:40

    Bastille

    Things We Lost In The Fire

  • 00:49

    Coldplay

    Lovers in Japan / Reign of Love

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Giles Clark
Producer Tom Jarvis
Director Tom Jarvis
Series Producer Beth Brooks
Executive Producer Julian Hector

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