-the production of offspring through a sexual or asexual process
On February 8 of 2017, three Malayan baby tigers were born at the Cincinnati Zoo. These tiger's birth brought hope to the entire endangered species since there are only 500 Malayan tigers in the world. Currently the cubs are at a nursery because new mothers do not know what to do and will sometimes kill their children. Above is the full link to the current event article.
-taking in energy and using it for growth
The article above discusses the death of a zoo keeper by a rare, angry tiger. Stacey Konwiser was killed by a 14 year old tiger. When people were interviewed about her death, they were unsure what she did to alarm the tiger since she works there regularly. An expert from Animal Planet was not surprised by the attack.