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Kenya's Maasai Olympics is providing an alternative rite of passage. It has been organised by Maasai leaders and the wildlife conservation group 'Big Life Foundation' to offer the warriors an alternative to stop the killings of lions and other wild animals
The program has had a huge impact on the lion population and it is one of the few areas in Africa outside of protected areas where lion population is stable or growing.
Government-run Kenya Wildlife Services says there are about 2,000 lions in the East African country, and that the biggest threat to them and other carnivores is conflict with humans.