Tigers are a common big cat to find at the local zoo, but wild tigers are a much more rare treat for the camera lens.

BBC Earth reports this is the first time a wild tiger mom and her cubs have been captured on film. The new mom struggles to keep an eye on her relatively large litter of four adorable and rambunctious cubs.

Incredibly, the cameras were actually mounted on elephants, so there were no humans to startle or upset the natural balance of the Indian Jungle.