Unlikely man-eaters

Tigers that recently killed 11 people were neither old nor injured

Close to the foothills of the Himalaya four tigers ventured out of forests and killed 11 people in the past five months. The killings have challenged the official understanding of man-eaters. Unlike the man-eaters of Kumaon Jim Corbett wrote about, these were not rendered incapable of hunting by either old age or injury. All four tigers were young; two were adolescents.

The Corbett tiger
The 10-year-old tiger

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