Mother and cub relaxing on Millers Butte, outside of Jackson, WY
© Tom Mangelsen

Lion attacks are extremely rare. Since 1890, only 20 people have been killed as a result of an attack. While these deaths are tragic, National Safety Council statistics show that there are many other things we encounter on a daily basis that are much more likely to lead to fatalities. For example, compare the 20 cougar-related deaths over the last 116 years to the 23 people who died from dog bites in 2003 alone. Even more common are car accidents. In 2002, there were 48,366 transportation related deaths.  Fear the minivan!

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