Both of these look like females to me.It was a great movie.
I remember as a kid reading a book about a tiger in India that took over 20 people before a hunter killed it. I always thought it would be a great story to make into a movie.
BTW one of my mentors in college who was a professor of geology, killed a tiger that was a man eater.
They found jewelry in its digestive tract when the gutted it.
He showed me its hide and it was a magnificent animal, even dead.
Lionesses tend to be the hunters. Male lions (those with a pride, at least) usually only fight to protect, not to eat.
The lions looked like females because they were maneless, like many man-eaters. Apparently there are also entire populations of maneless lions hanging around in isolated areas of Africa.
You can read his entire book The Man-Eaters of Tsavo online here. Typical British understatement and rather flowery language, but it's an amazing tale.
Don't miss the appendix translating the lengthy Hindustani poem written in praise of "Patterson Sahib" . . . Composed by Roshan mistari, son of Kadur mistari Bakhsh, native of the village of Chajanlat, Dakhli, Post Office Domli, district of Jhelum. Dated 29th January, 1899.
OK, from what I remember reading,
both the lions were male.
But the hides had become increasingly damaged over the years, so when the taxidermists at the museum got them, they had to really work to make the skins 'fit'. And the manes were gone (trophy's mebby).