The Mane Event

Published in National Geographic Traveller (Australia & NZ)
“I grew up thinking I had to kill a lion to become a man. It’s part of our culture,” says Jeneria Lekilelei, a quietly spoken, 27 year old Samburu warrior, his lithe body swarthed in purple and white cloth, arms and neck adorned with colourful beads. But with less than 2,000 lions left in Kenya, Jeneria now dedicates his life to lion conservation and helps lead the Ewaso Lion Project as the field operations and community manager.
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