At 13 years old, Richard Turere invented “Lion Lights” to scare lions away from his family’s cattle and at the same time protect lions from the hunters in his village. He started with experiments with lights and scarecrows, and eventually he used his limited knowledge of electronics to create a working schematic for a device that would keep lions away for good. The kid is simply genius. His youthful innovation was recognized by one of the best schools in Africa, and today he aspires to be a aircraft engineer. He’s a remarkable example of what happens when even a young human puts their mind to problem solving using science.
- Kenya boy, 13, gains fame for protecting livestock from lions (grindtv.com)
- 4 unexpected lion stories (ted.com)
- The boy who’s saving the lions (cnn.com)