National Park After Dark

29 - Death By Lion. Tsavo National Park

Aug. 9, 2021

Man eaters. Two words that send shivers down your spine, that spark a deep, primal fear. Words that elicit dread, make your eyes widen, heart pump and legs tingle. Come along with us as we spend this week in Africa discussing the famous Tsavo man eating lions – with a twist. The grisly tale of what happened here in 1898 is undoubtedly among the most notorious tragedies in Kenya, but what can we learn from it? What drives lions to hunt humans, and will they ever stop?

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Sources: The Lions of Tsavo - Exploring the Legacy of Africa’s Most Notorious Man Eaters. Smithsonian. Carnige Museum of Natural History. Washington Post. African Wildlife Foundation. Live Science. Free Range American.


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