How scientists determined how many humans two lions ate in 1898

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Tue, Nov 3rd, 2009 11:21 by capnasty NEWS

How do you gauge the magnitude of a series of lion attacks that occurred over a century ago? In 1898, construction on the Ugandan Railroad in East Africa was halted due to deadly, nightly lion invasions that took the lives of Indian and African labourers who were working on the project. By some estimates, over 100 people had been devoured by these animals, hungry because drought and disease had reduced the number of natural prey.

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