Kenyan entrepreneur invents system to avoid human-wildlife conflicts
Richard Turere’s Lion Lights are currently used in more than 2,000 homes in the country, according to the European Patent Office
Kenyan inventor Richard Turere, who developed a device to ward off lions and other predators from livestock using light sequences, has been named as one of three finalists for the European Patent Office’s (EPO) Young Inventors Prize.
The invention, known as Lion Lights, is designed to flash intermittently, tricking lions into sensing human presence and eventually scaring them away. Turere, a Maasai herder, was 11 years old when he invented the solar-powered light system to prevent his family’s livestock…