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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, INDIA

Edward James "Jim" Corbett (25 July 1875 in NainitalIndia – 19 April 1955 in NyeriKenya) was a British hunterconservationist and naturalist, famous for slaying a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India.
Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to slay man-eating tigers and leopards who had killed people in the villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon region. His success in slaying the man-eaters earned him much respect and fame amongst the people residing in the villages of Kumaon, many of whom considered him a sadhu(saint).
Corbett was an avid photographer and after his retirement, authored the Man-Eaters of Kumaon,Jungle Lore and other books recounting his hunts and experiences, which enjoyed much critical acclaim and commercial success. Corbett spoke out for the need to protect India's wildlife from extermination. The Jim Corbett National Park in Kumaon was named in his honour in 1957.

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