A series of captivating photographs have captured a family of rare white tigers having a cuddle at Liberec Zoo in the Czech Republic.
Snuggling and playing with mom Surya Bara are two four-month-old cubs, Shankar and Maia. The inquisitive cubs are seen snoozing with mom, yawning and cleaning their paws.
White tigers are a rare version of the Bengal tiger and their color is the result of a lack of skin pigment.
They may be one of the most powerful predators on the planet — but these incredible pictures prove that tigers definitely have a soft side.
Here is a video of the family:
And here are the highlights:
Mom Surya Bara has look of complete contentment as the inquisitive youngsters snooze with her, yawn and clean their paws.
In this image one of the cubs goes on cleaning duty and gives mum’s ear a lick — and paws her eye at the same time.
One of the cubs nibbles on her paw as mom snoozes peacefully next to him.
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