There aren’t many Sumatran tigers left in the world — just 300 in the wild, according to AFP — and Melati, a Sumatran tiger living at the London Zoo, just gave birth to a new one, the zoo’s first Sumatran tiger cub in 17 years.

And, there’s video. Really candid video. If you are interested in seeing a tiger cub and afterbirth splooge out of a Sumatran tiger uterus, by all means, start watching at the beginning. Really, go for it.

But if you are more interested in seeing a tiger mom bond with her cub, we recommend skipping to about one minute in. All the squee, none of the splat.

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The cub doesn’t have name yet, and zookeepers haven’t determined its gender. It’s super cute, though. We think it might even hold us over til Panda Cam comes back.