"we don't consider 'torn ears' to be a leopard.
he walks like a tiger, looks like a tiger and lives like a tiger. he is a tiger.", said one of the forest guards at kabini.
he gets his name- 'torn ears' as both his ears are torn in multiple fights he has had with other leopards. he has lost two canines and has suffered so many injuries that he cannot even climb up the trees where most of the leopards prefer to live especially in forests where there are tigers or lions and they are not on the top of the food chain. but that doesn't stop him from being the king of his territory around the ruins of an old temple in the middle of the forest. hence he is also called the 'temple king'.