The Lions of Tsavo, Pt. 1

In 1898, two male lions killed and ate dozens of people in Tsavo and shut down construction of the Uganda Railroad. Lt. Col. John H. Patterson, a civil engineer working on the project, made it his personal mission to stop the feline scourge.

Topics in this Podcast: Field Museum, the Ghost and the Darkness, Lions of Tsavo, Animals, African history, 19th century, colonialism