No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History

No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History

A true account of the deadliest animal of all time and the hunter on its trail.

Nepal, c. 1900: The single deadliest animal in recorded history began stalking humans, moving like a phantom through the lush foothills of the Himalayas.

As the death toll reached an astonishing 436 lives, a young local hunter was dispatched to stop the now-legendary man-eater before it struck again.

At the turn of the twentieth century as British rule of India tightened and bounties were placed on tiger’s heads, a tigress was shot in the mouth by a poacher. Injured but alive, it turned from its usual hunting habits to easier prey—humans. For the next seven years, this man-made killer terrified locals, growing bolder with every kill. Colonial authorities, desperate for help, finally called upon Jim Corbett, a then-unknown railroad employee of humble origins who had grown up hunting game through the hills of Kumaon.

Title:No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062678843

    No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History Reviews

  • J.K. Grice

    NO BEAST SO FIERCE was just an incredibly engrossing and captivating book. Author Dane Huckelbridge breaths life into a fascinating story that happened over 100 years ago. This is the tale of the Chum...

  • Amy Bruestle

    “That when it comes to truly behaving as a beast — to killing wantonly and without reason — it is our kind, not theirs, that is the fiercer of the two.”I won this book through a giveaway in ex...

  • Emma

    Written in an engaging style, this is primarily an extended journalistic piece on the life and times of the Champawat tigress. Incorporating a wide ranging investigation into the history of the area, ...

  • Joe Jones

    The true story of a Bengal tiger that killed over 400 people in Nepal and India a little over 100 years ago. I had no idea of how efficient a killing machine tigers are and how many people they have k...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I’m for the animals! ...

  • Books on Stereo

    Non-fiction at its finest....

  • AnnaG

    A fascinating history of a man-eating tiger and the wider history of how humans encroaching on tiger territory lead to this tragedy with 436 dead humans and one dead tiger. This was a really interesti...

  • Giselle Bradley

    DNF'd 35%. This just isn't doing anything for me. The author presents a lot of scenarios in a play by play manor, even telling what people are thinking and then at the end will say roughly "I'm guessi...

  • Rick

    Recently finished reading this book about a tiger in Nepal at the dawn of the twentieth century that stalked, killed, and ate 436 people, averaging a person a week for ten years. I was initially wary ...

  • Cheryl

    I only know a slight bit of information about the Champawat Tiger. Therefore, I found this book to be very interesting to learn about animals from other countries. To be honest, when I think of "deadl...