The Leopard of Panar was a male leopard that killed and ate more than 400 people over several years in the Panar region of India. The leopard was hunted down and killed in 1910 by famed big game hunter and author Jim Corbett. In his book “Man-Eaters of Kumaon,” Corbett mentioned that the only reason leopards will eat people is that they have acquired a taste for human flesh from scavenging on corpses thrown into the jungle during an epidemic.
The leopard will begin to eat the corpses, and eventually will grow a taste only for human flesh, creating mass killers like this one. Corbett tracked and killed 33 man-eating tigers and leopards over his career as a wildcat hunter. Eventually he became a conservationist, and he passes away in 1955.