However, two maneless lions
terrorized the campsites shortly after his arrival in March, killing 135 African and Indian laborers, by Patterson's account.
Are the maneless lions
found in Tsavo a subspecies of African lion, and a missing link?
His field research has revolved around trying to understand what makes Tsavo lions, called maneless lions
, so dangerous to people and how to mitigate the animal-human conflicts that still exist today in that region--one of the world's largest nature preserves.
Lions of Tsavo (Kenya) -- to watch and study the behaviour and ecology of Greater Tsavo's unique maneless lions
and explore ways to reduce their conflicts with ranchers and herders.
Patterson's research, the first thorough scientific project aimed at understanding the ecology and behavior of these rare, maneless lions
In 1898, two maneless lions
were responsible for the death of 135 workers who were building a railroad bridge over the Tsavo River in Kenya.