In African, lions have killed about 1,000 people in the last 15 years. Occasionally, certain lions join a list of “man-eaters.” These lions hunt humans more often because they are wounded, old, have lost their natural prey sources, or simply like the taste of human meat. One lion, known as Osama, killed 50 people from eight villages in Tanzania between 2002 and 2004. Still, the question remains whether humans are a greater threat to lions. Due to habitat loss and other threats, less than 21,000 African lions remain in all of sub-Saharan Africa. They are classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.