Monday, 29 November 2010
The Great Khali - Robust male tiger from Corbett Tiger Reserve
The above picture taken from New Stars in Stripes, Hindustantimes.
Khali is said to weigh 1.3 to 1.5 times bigger than normal male tiger, and more than 10 feet long. Normal male tiger weighs about 500 pounds. Khali's estimated weight is 650-750 pounds (295-340 kgs), making it one of largest male tiger in wild. It is not an unreachable weight for male tigers from this park, after all largest wild tiger weighing 857 pounds was captured in this reserve in 1967. The great "Bachelor of powalgarh" is also from this reserve. Modern tigers are just descendants of these great tigers of past.
The tiger is named after this 7 feet 3 inches tall, 400 pound WWE heavyweight champion Great Khali.