13-Year-Old Kenyan Invents Solar Powered Solution to Scare Lions Away

Richard Turere is a young boy who lives in the wilderness of Kenya's savanna, close to a national park full of rhinos, giraffes, buffalos and lions. At age 9, he started herding his family's cattle and has always enjoyed playing and experimenting with electronic gadgets. 

In Kitengela, where he lives, the cattle is often attacked by the lions living nearby, inducing cattle owners to hunting and killing the wild animals, which are now classified as an endangered spieces. Two years ago, at age 13, Richard became famous for inventing "lion lights," a protective fence made of solar charging cells and flashlights, which quickly scared lions away from his cattle without having to kill them. A peaceful solution.

Richard's dream is to be an aircraft engineer.