One very mischievous tiger cub decided that having fun was actually much more important than bathing. Fortunately for him, his mother was too patient.


Ninad Sein, a Mumbai-based QA, was able to capture touching moments as a tiger and her cub bathed in the river at the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve wildlife sanctuary in India.

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"The mother was in the water with her cub, and he immediately started jumping and splashing and was very much like a typical baby. But the tigress was controlling him the whole time, even though he just wanted to play," Sein said.

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At one point, the tiger cub sat still and was kissed by his loving mother. The tigress was also happy to take a bath.

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Tiger cubs usually stay by their mothers' side until they are 2-3 years old. That is when they can start living independently. All tigers are now endangered, although in 2016 the global tiger population began to increase for the first time in 100 years.

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