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The first Tsavo man-eater, a famous buffalo lion.

The second Tsavo man-eater.

Buffalo lions, Tsavo lions, or river lions are lions native to Kenya in East Africa. They are known for their large size and manelessness, even as adult males, and it is claimed that they have a preference for large prey such as buffaloes. It has been suggested that these animals are not simply a regional population of African lions, but a population of surviving cave lions, which are believed to have lacked manes.[1]

Notes and references[]

  1. Eberhart, George M. (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology, ABC-CLIO, Inc., ISBN 1576072835