Conservation motivates Kenya Maasai Olympics

Biennial event uses traditional sport to help save lions whose numbers have declined.

    It is called the Maasai Olympics, a biennial event in Kenya that uses traditional sport to help save one of the country's most important animals.

    For generations, the only way for Maasai boys to prove their manhood and become a warrior was to kill a lion.

    But with the animal's population dropping by a third in the past two decades, the tribe has adopted a modern interpretation of their ancient tradition.

    Al Jazeera's Elise Holman reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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