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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!!!
"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!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]