Corbett National Park is one of the last few places on earth where wild tigers roam freely. The big cats are averse to humans, but still, visitors are forbidden from getting out of vehicles, barred from bringing food into the interior of the park, and warned against making the sounds of game animals and birds. Buildings for the few concessions inside the park are ringed with electrified wire to keep the cats from coming close to humans. No one roams outside the fences at night.
Corbett hunted the most dangerous cats of all—the cunning, fearless, often wounded (by porcupines, cattle hooves, or non-lethal gunshots from farmers and herders) predators that turned from hunting deer and goats to stalking humans. These predatory cats earned names associated with the places they terrorized: the Maneating Leopard of Rudraprayag, the Champawat Man-Eater, The Thak Man-Eater. The 33 cats Corbett killed over a span of 31 years were responsible for more than 1,200 human deaths.