Man eating lions - not (as) many dead

Lieutenant-Colonel John H Patterson and a dead lion (Photo: The Field Museum).

KENYA: Lieutenant-Colonel John H Patterson attributed the deaths of 135 people to the ‘man-eaters of Tsavo’, a pair of lions which terrorised railway construction workers in Kenya in 1898. The Uganda Railway hired Patterson to hunt down the lions, but thought the number of deaths was more like 28. Now ...

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