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Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (Maharashtra)



Source: ET

A male tiger died in Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra, after being hit by a vehicle in the buffer zone.

Road accidents have been a major cause of tiger deaths in India, with 26 tigers losing their lives to road and rail accidents between 2011 and 2021.

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Gondia and Bhandara districts of Maharashtra. It was designated as the 46th Tiger Reserve in December 2013. The reserve comprises the areas of

  • Nawegaon National Park
  • Nawegaon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary
  • New Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Koka Wildlife Sanctuary


It strategically lies in the central Indian Tiger landscape and connects with other major tiger reserves like Kanha, Pench, Tadoba-Andhari, and Indravati.