The hunters wanted to kill her. The environmentalists wanted to save her. The villagers just wanted her gone. Bryan Burrough investigates the bitter infighting, global protests, and massive egos of India’s most controversial tiger hunt.
She was out there in the bushes, prowling in the darkness. He was sure of it. After all that had happened in those awful two years—the 13 mutilated bodies, the riots, the court fights, the fruitless hunts—it had come down to this: a carload of five hunters and a man-eating tigress, alone on a lonely country road deep in central India.