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No Beast So Fierce: The Champawat Tiger and Her Hunter the First Tiger Conservationist

Dane Huckelbridge / Corey Snow
The deadliest animal of all time meets the world's most legendary hunter in a classic battle between man and wild. But this pulse-pounding narrative is also a nuanced story of how colonialism and environmental destruction upset the natural order placing man tiger and nature on a collision course.In Champawat India circa 1900 a Bengal tigress was wounded by a poacher in the forests of the Himalayan foothills. Unable to hunt her usual prey the tiger began stalking and eating an easier food source: human beings. Between 1900 and 1907 the Champawat Man-Eater as she became known emerged as the most prolific serial killer of human beings the world has ever known claiming an astonishing 436 lives.Desperate for help authorities appealed to renowned local hunter Jim Corbett an Indian-born Brit of Irish descent who was intimately familiar with the Champawat forest. Corbett who would later earn fame and devote the latter part of his life to saving the Bengal tiger and its habitat sprang into action. Like a detective on the tail of a serial killer he tracked the tiger’s movements as the tiger began to hunt him in return.This was the beginning of Corbett’s life-long love of tigers though his first encounter with the Champawat Tiger would be her last.This is not just a story of hunting and adventure but also a poignant exploration of the history of South Asia's endangered species. The book is a top pick for animal lovers especially those fascinated by big cats.For fans of Peter Hathaway Capstick (Death in the Long Grass)

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre General NonFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 5th February 2019
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 07 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008331757