The life cycle of a tiger is not very complicated. The mother tiger only gives a litter of 2 or 3 cubs. When the tiger is newly born it depends on its mother entirely. It counts on the mother tiger to give it food and water. Once the tiger is a child, it starts to wonder around and follows its mother. The mother tiger during this time starts to show the child cub how to hunt were to find food and water. The mother only teaches them all this in the short time of 2 or 3 years. Once the three years are over she leaves the young tigers and they go off on their own. As the time goes by the tigers get better at what they learned and are finally adults. Then thay go on and live on their own.