First reports estimated that 135 people fell victim to these "man-e... The Tsavo Man-Eaters Just east of the famous Kilimanjaro peak, in the unforgiving Tsavo desert, a pair of lions ate a reported 135 people! Tsavo lions have long been notoriously known as man-eaters. The Man-eaters of Tsavo and other East African Adventures is a book written by John Henry Patterson in 1907 about a pair of lions that he killed in Kenya, known as the Tsavo man-eaters. The book describes attacks by man-eating lions on the builders of the Uganda Railway in Tsavo, Kenya in 1898 and how the lions were eventually killed by Patterson. With Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Bernard Hill, Tom Wilkinson.
But no lion story I have ever heard or read equals in its long-sustained and dramatic interest the story of the Tsavo man-eaters as told by Col. Patterson. Tsavo is a region of Kenya with a history of two male lions that became man-eaters, killing and eating over 100 people - the highest ever number of human deaths recorded by lions.