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Kenya: Boy Scares Off Lions With Flashy Invention

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- 1909 days ago -
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.

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Christeen A (368)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:28 am
Kudos to him. Please help protect these majestic creatures. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:40 am
Noted with hope. Congrats to this boy for coming up with a solution that is good for both the animals and humans!!!

Edwin M (346)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:16 am
What a creative way of keeping the lions away without harming them. What a creative young man. Thank you Jill

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:54 am
Way to go Richard Turere, your idea works for everyone, people and animals!

Genoveva M M (328)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:56 am
I hope more people take action into this practice. Great idea from such a young boy! and so great he is doing good for both the lions and the cattle without harming neither one.

P A (117)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 8:48 am
Brilliant lad! Well done - and I am so glad his invention has received praise and recognition!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:53 pm
I agree with all above comments! Thanks Jill.

Inconsolable T (44)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:50 pm
Am having to be a sour puss about this, it is not the animals that need to be kept away from humans, it is humans which need to be kept away from animals.

This boy coming up with an idea of how to deter lions aint that great, a better idea would be for him and his people to move away from where they are, right outside national park and stop encroaching further.

It appalls me, that lions and all animals in africa, have had their homes, habitats and lands stolen from them, and are now imprisoned in national parks which are also under threat.

I'd like to see animals in africa having their habitats, lands restored and returned to them, so that they can once again do what they have done for thousands / millions of years, to roam free of borders / barriers, to explore and migrate, and go wherever they want or need to.


Danuta W (1249)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:12 am

Tanya W (65)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:56 am
Richard has a gorgeous smile as well as a brilliant mind/

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:57 am
Good and creative boy! The lions are an endangered species these days...

Ro H (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:46 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:57 am
noted, thank you

. (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:27 am
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention and nature still has a few things to contribute to the betterment of society I think. Well done young man. Notice that it's solar powering the car battery. Solar is becoming big in Africa.

Shawna S (45)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:46 am
Well done Richard!!

cecily w (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:28 am
This young man deserves to have a top level education. Just think what he could do.

Barb Knight (1688)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:15 am
Richard has a bright future in front of him. WTG Richard!! TY Jill!! Kudos to BOTH of you!! xxx

. (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:06 am
Kudos Richard. There should be more people like you. TY Jill

Bob hardly here P (394)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:59 am
Thanks Jill

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:14 pm
Very clever boy! Thanks for sharing Jill!

Mary Furlong (199)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 6:53 pm
Brilliant! Pun intended.

Kim O (396)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 12:09 am
Wow, what an ingenious idea! Thanks for sharing, Jill!

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 1:49 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, and shared. Remarkable that a thirteen year old could think this up by himself. This boy has a bright future ahead of him.

Evelyn B (79)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:34 pm
Noted Tks. Jill....Good for him....

Janice S (133)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:33 pm
What a wonderful story!! So cool that a young boy came up with this idea own his own and actually put it to use. Too often people overthink things and go to great lenngths to solve a problem instead of coming up with simnple ideas and trying them out. People can often find really creative solutions if a problem effects them directly.

Janice S (133)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:40 pm
Terry M-- you are a sourpuss--- It is the boy's home too. Yes it is sad that there is so much expansion of humans and destruction of animals habitat-- all over the world-- but the fact remains that this boy solved a problem without doing anyone-- or animla any harm. Hopefully there are also some wild animals in the park for the lions to hunt and eat natural without having to rely on livestock who don't stand achance.

Janice S (133)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:44 pm
I hope this young man will continue to come up with inventive ideas in the future. It is great that he is getting an education.

I also hope that similar practices can be put in place in other similar situations--- such as to keep wolves away form livestock here in the US rather than killing them.
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