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Tiger Reproduction

The mating season is mostly from around November to April, in tropical climates, and during the winter months in temperate regions.

After a gestation of 100 to 112 days, 2 to 3 cubs are born. The cubs are blind and helpless and have about 1 kg each. A tiger cub can gain 100 grams in weight per day. Unfortunately one cub frequently dies at birth. The tiger cub will make its first kill around 18 months of age and will leave its mother at about 2.5 years.

The time between births is usually 20 - 30 months, and even shorter if cubs are lost soon after birth.