In The Memory of “Jim Corbett”
It might not be a new topic for all you but must be a exciting story. The park which is known
as Jim Corbett National Park now a day, is a tribute to the memory of the late Edward James
Corbett, who was eighth child of Mary Jane Corbett and Willam Christopher. James Corbett
who properly known as Jim Corbett was a legend hunter conservationist, born on 25 July
1875 and grown up in Nainital district of Uttrakhand (that time known as United Provence).
The park was established in the year of 1936 as Hailey National Park and in the year of 1957
the first national park was named Jim Corbett National Park to honor James Corbett.
Around 1815-1820 the area was property of local ruler but the British Government took over
the are to exploit the natural resources and get the maximum profit. In the year of 1936 the
area was established as Hailey National Park.
The father of this legend was a British immigrant to colonial India and a postmaster in
Nainital town. He shoots many animals which is considered as horror that time in Kumaoni,
Uttarakhand. Following are same of the famous soot by his vow.
(1) Champawat Tigress – A Bengal tiger shot in 1907, which killed more then 200 people.
(2) Panar Leopard – A male leopard which is alleged to have killed 400 persons, was hunted
and killed in 1910.
(3) Talla-Des Man-eater – A female tiger, who killed over 150 people, was shot to death in
(4) Mohan Man-eater – It was shot to death in 1930.
(5) Chuka Tigress – Tracked and killed by Jim Corbett in April 1937.
(6) Thak Man-eater Tigress – It was killed in 30th November, 1938 in Thak Village.
(7) Chowgarh Tigress and her sub-adult cub – These man-eaters have devoured 64 people,
the Mother Tigress was shot to death on April 1930
(8) Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag - This is an elderly male leopard which was killed
125 villagers killed it in the autumn of 1925.
After the independence of India he moved to Kenya where wrote seven books before leave
us. The books that he wrote are:
1) Man-eaters of Kumaon
2) The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag
3) My India
4) Jungle Lore
5) The Temple Tiger and more Man-eaters of Kumaon
6) Tree Tops
7) Man-eaters of Kumaon and the Temple Tiger
However Mr. Jim Corbett was no longer with us, he leave us on 19 April 1955, but his
memories is still a live in the villages of Kumaon.