Without the individual differences and life choices that make human biographies interesting, animal life stories can become monotonous--as Steiner's undistinguished ""nature biographies"" remind us. This, her fifth contribution to the series, follows Mohta, the one male among three Bengal tiger cubs with Indian-sounding names and (as Bloom depicts them) unnaturally green-shaded, tomato-colored bodies. As any tiger might, Mohta eludes a cobra, kills a pig, shares his mother's deer kills, but is done out of a fowl kill by sister Rani's impatient charge. There is also a brush with rushing water which Rani, the smallest, does not survive. But what one learns thereby of tigers is very little, what one remembers even less. For a treatment worthy of the species, see the Schaller/Selsam collaboration of 1969.