A while after his parent broke the news that they had to move by boat to Winnipeg in Canada pi was not happy because he had a crush. Days after they were on the boat with all of the animals including the bengal tiger.
In the middle of the night there is a big storm and Pi goes to look while he is looking the storm hits the boat and takes away everything pi loves like his family and most of the animals so he jumps on the lifeboat and days after he finds Richard parker inside.
(Read the book to find out more!)
here is the website http://www.lifeofpi.co.uk/about/