Corbett was a great hunter and
wildlife Iover of his times. Jim Corbett is now part of the folklore in
hills of Kumaon region in Uttar Pradesh. His hunting prowess and
famous, especially in India. He has written many books of which, 'Man
Kumaon' won international fame.
Corbett was born in 1875 in an English family at Nainital. His full
Edward James Corbett. He lived and studied in Kumaon Hills and grew up
deep love for wildlife. At the age of seventeen, he joined the North
Railway. He joined the army during the First World War. Jim was a brave
and fought in the war bravely from the side of British India. After
independence, he emigrated to Kenya.
Corbett had passion for photography as well as hunting. Once he
gers in their natural habitat during their leisure time. The photograph
natural that everyone who saw it praised Jim a lot. This admiration of
photography became the inspiring event for Jim Corbett and he became a
photographer of wildlife.
1907, Jim shot dead a man-eating tigress at Champaran, which had killed
human beings and spread terror in the area. Thus, Jim Corbett earned
fame as a wildlife photographer. He also hunted a leopard which had
around four hundred people.
Corbett got rid of around forty-five man eating predators in his
of fifty years. He photographed unique pictures of wildlife and gained
first-hand experience. He also wrote books such as Jungle Stories, Man
of Kumaon, Jungle Lore, The Tree Tops, etc. His book, Man Eaters of
him international fame and was translated into many languages. To honor
Corbett for his work on wildlife, the first national park in India was
‘Jim Corbett National Park'.