The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) lost Yash, the royal Bengal male tiger, at the age of 12, on Tuesday around 5.45 pm. Tiger Yash was operated twice for a growth on the face, in last one year and had been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer.
Yash was born in SGNP in 2008 to Basanti and Palash. As reported by the pathologist from Bombay Veterinary College, Yash was suffering from an embryonal type Rhabdomyosarcoma. The Pathology Department of BVC conducted the post-mortem of Yash today. He had lost considerable amount of body weight, since he was last operated in March 2019.