The Tsavo Lion is a very distinct version of Lion. Their name comes from their location, living around the Tsavo river in Kenya. Tsavo Lions are different from normal lions, as the male lack manes, and have smooth skin. They are also typically larger than other lions. Tsavos are known as man-eaters, due to instinces of groups of people killed and eaten by Tsavos.
Unlike many other Lions, Tsavo males and females hunt, when typically the female does the hunting. It is not known why, but it is hypothesized that it is do to the scarsity of food by the Tsavo river, so the entire group is needed to hunt down prey.
Like other Lions, Tsavos are carnivores, and hunt for prey. Due to limited prey, they will hunt down any animal to eat, and there has also been many instances of Tsavos killing humans.
"The Tsavo Maneaters"Edit
During 1898, workers worked on a Kenya-Uganda Highway. During the nights, a pair of two Tsavo lions would grab unaware workers, and eat them in the night. The Colonel over-looking the project gave a bounty for their heads. Each lion took many shots to kill, and they were so large, it took many people to carry one. Although an exact number is unknown, there is said to have been 135 victims. Today, the Chicago Field Museum contains mounts of the beasts, using their actual pelts.