Man-Eaters existed before

Champawat Tiger

The Champawat Tiger was a female Bengal Tiger shot in 1907 by Jim Corbett. She was allegedly responsible for 436 documented deaths in Nepal and the Kumaon area of India mostly during the 19th century.

After killing over 200 people in Nepal she was driven by the Nepalese Army across the border into India, where she continued her activities in the Kumaon District. She was so bold that she roamed the roads outside villages, roaring and terrorizing the villagers and often trying to break into huts.

The tigress had made a kill (a 16 year old girl) the day she was bagged by Jim Corbett. Most of her victims were women and children. A post-mortem on the tigress showed the upper and lower canine teeth on the right side of her mouth were broken; the upper one in half, the lower one right down to the bone.

In Champawat town, one can see a “cement board” marking the place where the tigress was finally brought down.

The details about the Champawat Tigress and how it was brought down can be found in the book titled Maneaters of Kumaon (1944) authored by Jim Corbett himself.

Tsavo lions – Man-Eaters

The Tsavo Man-Eaters on display in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.

The Tsavo maneaters were a pair of man-eating male lions responsible for the deaths of a number of construction workers on the Kenya-Uganda Railway, from March through December 1898.


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