Lion attack on the rise in Tanzania
The London Telegraph said the rate of lion attacks has tripled since 1990.
Lions have killed at least 566 Tanzanians and wounded 308 in the past 16 years.
Experts say the reason for the increase is that there are more humans for lions to eat and fewer zebra, wildebeest, buffalo or antelope.
"They actively hunt humans," said lion researcher Denis Ikanda. "You don't find that behavior elsewhere. You don't find it in the Serengeti where there is plenty of plains game. If you stayed in a tent here, you might not last even one night. You would need a death wish."
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