Inginuity lands this boy a scholarship to the most expensive school in the country
Richard Turere, 13, has found an innovative way to protect his family’s cattle from lions
He created “Lion Lights,” which keeps the predators away from the family’s enclosure
The Kenyan boy will speak about his invention at the TED 2013 conference
(CNN)— Richard Turere, 13, doesn’t like lions. In fact, he hates them. Yet this bright Maasai boy has devised an innovative solution that’s helping the survival of these magnificent beasts — by keeping them away from humans.
Living on the edge of Nairobi National Park, in Kenya, Turere first became responsible for herding and safeguarding his family’s cattle when he was just nine. But often, his valuable livestock would be raided by the lions roaming the park’s sweet savannah grasses, leaving him to count the losses.
“I grew up hating lions very much,” says Turere, who is from Kitengela, just south of the capital Nairobi. “They…
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