David Livingstone Birthplace
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Conservation - Activity 2 - Lion Attack!

Lions are very beautiful and impressive creatures. When David had only been in Africa a short time, his arm was very badly broken by a Lion’s bite. This became a very famous story from his travels, because it is so dramatic and gruesome!

Have you ever thought about how that Lion felt? Did you know that the same lion bit two other men after biting Livingstone? And do you know what happened to the Lion afterwards?

Read this account of David’s encounter with the Lion and have a go at putting yourself in the Lion’s paws.


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