Tadoba tigers

A tiger's function in the scheme of things is to help maintain the balance in nature and if, Corbett Hideaway Tigerson rare occasions when driven by dire necessity, he kills a human being or when his natural food has been ruthlessly exterminated by man, it is not fair that for these acts a whole species should be branded as cruel and bloodthirsty. ...There is one point on which all sportsmen will agree with me, and that is, that a tiger is a large hearted gentleman with boundless courage and that when he is exterminated - as exterminated he will be unless public opinion rallies to his support - India will be the poorer for having lost the finest of her fauna. (Jim Corbett 1944)