Karim had dark red fur with a mane of ginger hair flowing down the back of his neck. His thick russet beard was plaited into three short knots, and he wore silver hoops and studs in his ears. His paws were decorated with many rings and silver bangles.
Karim is a common given name and surname of Arabic origin that means "generous", "noble", "honorable". His surname, Bihari, refers to the demonym given to residents of the Indian state of Bihar.