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Khali (T50), the tiger from Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) buffer zone, succumbed to his injuries at the Gorewada Rescue Centre in Nagpur on Monday morning.
On May 8, Khali was hit by a speedig vehicle on Padmapur-Agarzari road. The tiger was seriously injured in the accident with his hind legs completely paralysed. A team found the 10-year-old tiger on May 10 after which he was shifted to Gorewada Rescue Centre for treatment under the supervision of veterinarians.
Khali's autopsy waas done in the presence of Dr Madhuri Hedau from Nagpur Veterinary Hospital, Kundan Hate (Member, Maharashtra State Wildlife Board), Anil Kumar Dashare (Representative, National Tiger Conservation Authority), Dr Shirish Upadhyay and other officials. After the autopsy, Khali's last rites were performed.
It is to be noted that this is the 26th tiger death in Maharashtra in the last six months. Also, Khali was the third tiger to be injured in a road accident in the last three months.