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Lions Adopted Kidnapped Girl For Three Years!

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We knew lions were awesome, but dang!

8 years ago a 12-year-old girl was kidnapped by 7 men in Ethiopia. Apparently the idea was to marry her off to one of them. Although that begs the question - why did they need seven men to do that?

Anyways, the girl was rescued from her kidnappers, by some unlikely heroes — LIONS!!!

Here are all of the crazy deets:

"A 12-year-old girl kidnapped by a group of seven men in the Ethiopian city of Bita Genet was found several days after her abduction, safe under the watchful eyes of three lions. Not only were the lions guarding her, they allegedly chased off her captors. The girl was reportedly abducted by the seven men with the idea that she would be forced into marrying one of the them. According to the United Nations, about 70 percent of the marriages taking place in Ethiopia are the result of similar kidnappings. And nearly 100 percent of those abduction-marriages are not thwarted by kindly wildlife."

HA to that last sentence!

Wow we never would've thought that people were more dangerous than lions, but hey you learn something new every day!

Although we're pretty sure something similar to this was part of the plot for Princess Mononoke.

It is weird that this story happened so long ago, yet is just being told now. Better late than never!

Bravo, lions.


[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]

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4 comments to “Lions Adopted Kidnapped Girl For Three Years!”

  1. lala says – reply to this


    "Wow we never would've thought that people were more dangerous than lions" - Have you not met our race?

  2. Jennifer Bois says – reply to this


    I saw this last year. Plus, why do you have the headline as 3 years when it was several days?

  3. 3

    Are you sure the lions weren't just saving her for later? Maybe they were already full?

  4. dumb says – reply to this


    Several days = 3 years to you huh? Also, guess what species is responsible for the most deaths of ANY species and also the most destruction to the earth in general? DING DING DING! HUMANS! People are the most dangerous species in the world. Facts.