Details

ISBN-10: 0884488853
ISBN-13: 9780884488859
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publish Date: 08/02/2022
Dimensions: 10.30" L, 9.32" W, 0.38" H

Lion Lights: My Invention That Made Peace with Lions

Illustrator: Sonia Possentini

Hardcover

Price: $18.95

Overview

Richard Turere’s own story: Richard grew up in Kenya as a Maasai boy, herding his family’s cattle, which represented their wealth and livelihood. Richard’s challenge was to protect their cattle from the lions who prowled the night just outside the barrier of acacia branches that surrounded the farm’s boma, or stockade. Though not well-educated, 12-year-old Richard loved tinkering with electronics. Using salvaged components, spending $10, he surrounded the boma with blinking lights, and the system works; it keeps lions away. His invention, Lion Lights, is now used in Africa, Asia, and South America to protect farm animals from predators.

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There were a lot of efforts to protect lions and livestock. It was a conservation crisis, really. Expert solutions failed, but Richard came up with something that worked.–Paula Kahumbu, executive director of the Kenya Land Conservation Trust; chairman of the Friends of Nairobi National Park; CEO of Wildlife Direct; National Geographic Explorer
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Details

ISBN-10: 0884488853
ISBN-13: 9780884488859
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publish Date: 08/02/2022
Dimensions: 10.30" L, 9.32" W, 0.38" H
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