Year of arrival: 2014
Age at the time of arrival: 6 years old
Personality traits: Shy, reclusive; Gopal is extremely wary of humans
Recognisable features: Asymmetrical eyebrows
Facility: Bannerghatta Tiger Sanctuary, Bangalore
Favourite activities: Relaxing in his pool and engaging with various enrichments
Background: Gopal, a wild tiger roaming free in the Nagarahole National Park was a victim of human-wildlife conflict and eventually had to be rescued and shifted to a safe place to protect him from an angry mob. Gopal now resides in a forested enclosure at the Bannerghatta Tiger Sanctuary in Karnataka, managed by Wildlife SOS and the Born Free Foundation.