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The story of the Tsavo man-eating lions

In 1898, these wild animals spread terror among the population of modern-day Kenya, dragging men out of their tents and devouring them. This is the terrible story of the Tsavo man-eating lions.

01/11/2020 10:00 AM
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  • Garuda S.
    9 hours

    It's a true story

  • Israel O.
    9 hours

    The Ghost and the Darkness, fue la película inspirada por esta historia.

  • Erik M.
    13 hours

    Ahí una hermosa película

  • Luiza C.
    21 hours

    Les colons et leurs merdes

  • Adriaan J.
    a day

    Hulle kan maar meer opgevreet het

  • Mateo R.
    a day

    The two lion specimens in Chicago's Field Museum are known as FMNH 23970, the 'standing' mount, killed on 9 December 1898, and FMNH 23969, the 'crouching' mount, killed on 29 December 1898. Recent studies on the isotopic signature analysis of Δ13C and Nitrogen-15 in their bone collagen and hair keratin were published in 2009. Using realistic assumptions on the consumable tissue per victim, lion energetic needs, and their assimilation efficiencies, researchers compared the man-eaters' Δ13C signatures to various reference standards: Tsavo lions with normal (wildlife) diets, grazers and browsers from Tsavo East and Tsavo West, and the skeletal remains of Taita people from the early 20th century. Interpolation of their estimates across the 9 months of recorded man-eating behavior suggested that FMNH 23969 ate the equivalent of 10.5 humans and that FMNH 23970 ate 24.2 humans.

  • Mateo R.
    a day

    In 2001, a review about causes for man-eating behaviour among lions revealed that the proposed human toll of 100 or more was most likely an exaggeration and that the more likely total was 28–31 victims. This reduced total was based on their review of Colonel Patterson's original journal, courtesy of Alan Patterson.

  • Usman M.
    a day

    Ghost in the darkness

  • Onyilofie J.
    2 days

    Bcos of the cracked canine., they resort to easy prey like humans..

  • MissBorboleta S.
    2 days

    Diversas teorías sobre la conducta 'devorahombres' han sido revisadas por Kerbis Peterhans y Gnoske (2001), y Patterson (2004). Las hipótesis son las siguientes: Un brote de peste bovina en 1898 diezmó las presas habituales de los leones, forzándolos a buscar fuentes alternativas de alimento. Los leones podían haberse acostumbrado a ingerir los cadáveres humanos que encontraban cruzando el río Tsavo. Caravanas de esclavos con destino a Zanzíbar atravesaban habitualmente el río. Los leones fueron atraídos por las cremaciones apresuradas de los trabajadores hindúes. Un argumento alternativo indica que el primer león tenía un diente seriamente dañado, lo que habría puesto en peligro su capacidad para matar a las presas naturales. Evidencia de esto se presenta en una serie de documentos revisados por Neiburger y Patterson (2000, 2001, 2002) y el libro de Bruce Patterson (2004). El libro de Patterson fue la base para las películas Bwana Devil (1952) y The Ghost and the Darkness (titulada Los demonios de la noche en España, 1996), esta última con el actor Val Kilmer en el papel de Patterson.

  • Paul K.
    2 days

    Even lions hated foreigners . meanwhile Hakuna matata

  • Ashish G.
    2 days

    Men created air pollution,land and water pollution,sound pollution then they made committe of smart peploe and devlop new subject Environment protection 😁😁😁 Human population it self is big pollution.

  • Ismael M.
    2 days

    me entristece ver como el ser humano va desplazando a otras especies simplemente por robarles sus espacios y sus vidas, no es lo mismo tener un animal en cautiverio en un zoológico para conservar su especie que el mismo tenga su libertad en la naturaleza, es obvio, si nosotros no nos metiéramos en el camino del león, él tampoco lo hiciera en el nuestro, es muy importante darnos cuenta que las futuras generaciones de seres humanos no van a conocer las maravillas animales que todavía podemos gozar y disfrutar hasta el día presente, es muy difícil darnos cuenta y poder ponernos de acuerdo para remediar el tanto mal y daño que hemos cometido contra los ecosistemas, hábitats y especies, tendríamos que tomar en cuenta que cada vez mas rápido el mundo va cambiando de verde a cemento... pero es algo que nos compete a todos los seres humanos sin fronteras y sin prejuicios algunos, (una golondrina no hace verano y ni una hoja hace otoño)., demasiado lamentable en donde ya estamos parados!

  • Susana B.
    2 days

    Y pensar que la mierda es el ser humano por meterse en su territorio pobre inocentes

  • November R.
    2 days

    Man~eating lions is made by lions~killer who invade lions territory

  • Gi T.
    2 days

    and that was on the record , what about the off record ? like the local people , they must've been struggling , 'there 2 real reason' for hunt 1st for food 2nd for eliminating/decreasing threat . even in animal world . i don't want to talk about the other reason , because it invole a lot of human chain and domino effect .

  • Sunil K.
    3 days

    A holiwood movie on Tsawo lions had been a great hit. Indian actor Om Puri had significant role in this movie.

  • Sunil K.
    3 days

    their frustration. All this made them extremely aggressive. They had spread terror among Indian labourers working on railway construction in Kenya.

  • Sunil K.
    3 days

    Now it has been proven that both these lions had a terrible pain due to tooth decay which made them extremely violent and unpredictable. At the same time, they were those unfortunate males who have sparse manes. Such males are not preferred for mating by lionesses. They prefer heavily maned lions. This had also added to

  • Amit S.
    3 days

    Man Eaters Of Tsavo Excellent Hollywood Movie Was Also Maid On This The Ghost And The Darkness Staring Val Kilmer And Michael Douglas And Both Lions Bodies Is Still Preserved In Museum Of Chicago Majority Of Victims Were Indian Labourers Hired By British Govt